Have you ever been unfortunate enough to suffer a skin problem, such as an allergy or infection? If so, you’re all too familiar with how miserable these conditions can make you feel. It’s no different for our pets.

In fact, companion animals are susceptible to many of the same skin conditions as people. Pet dermatology problems result in a number of unpleasant symptoms, ranging from slight itching and minor discomfort to outright pain. They can even impact your companion’s quality of life.

The good news is there is help. Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center offers comprehensive pet dermatology services, including allergy testing. We will work with your pet to get to the bottom of his or her symptoms so that we can develop an appropriate plan to address and overcome the problem once and for all. Some of the skin disorders we can provide assistance with include:

  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Ear Infections
  • Diseases of the Paws and Paw Pads
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Hormonal Problems
  • Tumors
  • Skin Cancer

When we’ve successfully determined what type of condition we’re dealing with, we will then get to work finding a solution. Treatment options for dermatological problems range from the use of topical creams and medication to supplements, therapy and, in some cases, surgery. Depending on the condition and its severity, we may recommend one of these treatments or a combination of several.

Should allergies be to blame, there are a number of tests that we can run to determine what is triggering your pet’s symptoms and how to best approach treatment to reduce or eliminate allergic reactions altogether. This may include making some changes to your pet’s home environment, such as switching to a new food or removing certain household items. In many cases, simple changes such as this can be enough to correct the problem without the need for medication.

If you believe your pet may be experiencing a problem with his or her skin, ears or feet, the team at Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center can help. We are trained and experienced in identifying, diagnosing and treating a wide range of skin conditions. We’ll have your loved one feeling as healthy on the outside as he or she is on the inside in no time!