Allergies & Dermatology

If you’ve ever experienced an allergic reaction or some other type of dermatological problem, you probably know all too well how uncomfortable it can be. The itching. The pain. The way it impacts every area of your life.

Did you know that your pet can also be susceptible to many of the same medical conditions as you can suffer from – including allergies and dermatological issues? Companion animals suffering from an allergy, infection or some other kind of skin disorder can experience a number of unpleasant symptoms, from minor discomfort and itching to outright pain.

If you believe your four legged friend may be experiencing a problem with his or her skin, ears or feet the team at Mission Veterinary Hospital can help! We are experienced in identifying, diagnosing and treating a wide variety of dermatological conditions and can develop a customized plan that will have your loved one feeling as happy and healthy on the outside as he or she is on the inside!

Advanced Diagnostic Testing

Our hospital is equipped with an in-house diagnostic lab, which makes testing your pet’s dermatological problems simple and efficient. We use a number of proven techniques to help us pinpoint the exact cause of the problem. These methods include blood tests, skin scrapings, cytology and biopsy. We will continue working with your pet until we get the exact answers we need to effectively address the problem.

Some of the conditions we can provide assistance with include, but are not limited to:

  • Allergies
  • Ear Infections
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Infections
  • Disease of the Feet
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Tumors
  • Eye Diseases
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Skin Cancer

Customized Treatment Plans

Once we’ve determined what type of condition we’re dealing with, we’ll get right to work developing a treatment plan that will get us the best possible results in a timely manner. To get that little guy or gal feeling better again, we may recommend trying a number of treatment methods, used either independently or in conjunction with one another. Your pet’s recommended treatment protocol will be completely customized to his or her unique needs for optimum results.

Allergies Are Nothing to Sneeze At!

If we determine that an allergy is to blame for your pet’s symptoms, the first step is diagnosing the type of allergy that we’re dealing with. Companion animals can suffer from allergies that are either related to their food, or to something within their day to day environment. Through comprehensive allergy testing, we will pinpoint the type of allergy as well as what specific factors are triggering your pet’s reactions. Then, we can develop a plan for eliminating those factors, thereby reducing and/or eliminating allergic reactions altogether for your pet.

In some cases, the dermatological issue we’re dealing with cannot be cured, but rather just managed and controlled. In those instances, we will work with you to develop a plan for ongoing care that will help minimize symptoms and improve your pet’s quality of life as much as possible.

No loving pet owner ever wants to see their furry friend in any discomfort or pain. If you suspect that your loved one may be experiencing a problem with his or her skin, ears or feet, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can help get them on the path to optimum external health.

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