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.

Please feel free to contact Prairieville Animal Hospital with any questions or comments.