Pet Allergy & Dermatology
Learn more about our pet allergy & dermatology services below.
Pet Allergy & Dermatology in Asheville, NC
One of the most common skin issues cats and dogs can face is allergies. Pets have allergies, just like people, and their environment can make them worse. The majority of pets, unlike people, do not experience respiratory issues when their allergies are acting up. They develop rashes and inflamed skin instead, which can result in severe itching.
Allergic itching is most often caused by fleas, but it can also be triggered by other factors, including:
- Food ingredients
- Household chemicals
Pets may scratch excessively if left untreated, leading to other issues like fur loss and lacerations that may become infected. If you notice your pet incessantly scratching or sneezing, we recommend you bring them in for a dermatology exam. They may need treatment for allergies. There is no long-term remedy for allergies. To improve both your pet’s and your own quality of life, there are numerous methods for reducing symptoms.
If your pet is experiencing skin problems, it’s important to consult a qualified veterinarian for proper diagnosis and treatment. At West Asheville Family Vet, our team of experienced professionals offers comprehensive pet dermatology services. We’ll work with you to develop a customized plan to address your pet’s specific needs and help them feel comfortable and healthy again.
Skin conditions are one of the most common issues we contend with in veterinary medicine. Between infections, allergies, parasites, and neoplastic conditions, we see a wide range of skin diseases and are well-equipped to treat your pet with the most current diagnostic tests and medications available.
Whether your pet has allergies, is experiencing hair loss, or has developed skin irritation, we’re here to help. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and the latest treatment options to provide the best possible care for your pet. We also offer a wide range of preventive care services to help keep your pet’s skin healthy and free from problems.
If you’re concerned about your pet’s skin health, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions and schedule an appointment at our convenient Asheville location.