Have you noticed your pet scratching and itching a little more than usual? How about other unusual signs, like bald spots or scabs?

Cat ItchingIf so, it may be due to a dermatological issue, such as an allergy or an infection.

Underneath all the fur and fluff is a layer of skin that can be susceptible to many of the same dermatological problems that humans can experience. Along with these conditions, your pet may exhibit a number of unpleasant symptoms and side effects, from itching and minor discomfort to outright pain.

Some of the signs that a pet may be experiencing a problem with his or her skin, ears or feet include:

  • Scratching more than usual
  • Obsessively chewing, biting or licking at the affected area
  • Over grooming
  • Bald spots
  • Scabs
  • Flaking skin
  • Foul odor from the ears
  • Unusual lumps or bumps

The good news is we can help your pet be as healthy on the outside as he or she is on the inside. Our professional allergy services are designed to quickly and accurately diagnose and treat whatever type of condition is plaguing your pet.

Our hospital is equipped with cutting-edge diagnostic technology that allows us to pinpoint the exact cause of your pet's symptoms. Through the use of the ALLERCEPT┬« program, we are able to identify up to 83 different allergens to quickly and effectively get your pet back on track.

Treatment is also simple. Therapy Drops are in an easy-to-use pump that dispenses drops under a pet's tongue twice a day at home. The bottle is designed to make administering the allergy drops very easy, and the taste of the solution appeals to pets! Refrigeration is not required making it easy to travel with your treatment set. This option is great for pet owners and pets that have an aversion to injections or who have pets that have failed injections.

If you notice any of these signs and symptoms and you suspect an allergy or other dermatological problem is to blame, don't let your companion suffer another moment. Let the team at Northside Animal Hospital help them live a more comfortable life. Give us a call at (254) 753-0155 for more information or to schedule a consultation.