Allergies affect dogs and cats much differently than people and often show up as a skin condition. The list of possible allergens is long and can fall into one or more of the following categories: atopy (seasonal or non-seasonal allergies), food allergy, flea allergy, or contact allergy. Each type of allergy potentially has its own work-up and treatment plan. Aside from allergies, pets can also have skin disorders due to a flea infestation, mange, or ringworm. Our dermatology work-up includes skin scrapes, cultures, and cytologies. Occasionally pets can get more obscure skin conditions that require advanced diagnostics including skin biopsies for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.