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Skin problems in pets can be difficult to diagnose and treatment can be long. Often skin conditions are a result of a combination of irritants: an animal is itching because of a flea infestation, then develops hot spots from excessive scratching, which results in a bacterial infection and possible allergic reaction to the flea bites. Treatment would involve multiple modalities from antiparasitic drugs and parasite preventives, to antibiotics and possible anti-inflammatory agents.
Your Ramsey Animal Clinic veterinarians are skilled at diagnostic testing for dermatological issues. Once the source of your pet’s problem is identified, their expertise will aid in finding the most effective treatment for the comfort of your pet.
A pet’s skin condition may be frustrating, as it often takes time to find the most effective and appropriate treatments.
Various common skin conditions in pets include:
Diagnosing a skin disease or condition may require a variety of tests, including blood work, surgical biopsies, and skin scrapes. Treatment of these diseases may include a combination of medications: topical, oral, and injectable.
We prescribe many of the medications needed to address skin diseases and conditions. These medications may include steroids, antibiotics, antihistamines, topical creams or ointments, antifungal drugs, and shampoos. In some cases, dietary supplements may also be recommended.
Whatever the diagnosis, your pet is most likely suffering. Our focus is on establishing a state of comfort for your pet as soon as possible.
Many treatments do not provide immediate results in alleviating the symptoms and discomfort for your pet. Our team works aggressively to implement medical symptom relief and pain management protocols whenever needed, as well as alternative treatments such as soothing baths, cold packs, scratch prevention devices, or isolation from irritants. We work with you and offer a holistic approach to treatment.
As an essential business, Ramsey Animal Clinic remains open and we are taking all the necessary precautions to maintain the health and safety of our dedicated team, patients and the community. At this time only staff members are permitted to enter the hospital. Emergencies, drop offs, appointments, discharges and Rx pick-ups must be coordinated by phone from our parking lot. Additionally, we ask you, our clients, for everyone's safety, to please wear a face covering whenever you are interacting with a member of our team. We appreciate your patience and support as we navigate this outbreak.