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Posted on 01-05-2018

Common Pet Skin Issues Treated by Your Portland Veterinarian

common pet skin issues

Parasite bites that cause our furry friends to bite and scratch are just one of the common pet skin issues treated by your Portland veterinarian, Peninsula Dog & Cat Clinic.

Dog Skin Conditions Treated at Our Animal Hospital

Skin problems are one of the most common reasons dogs require vet care. Dog skin conditions treated at our animal hospital include:

  • Allergies: Dogs can be allergic to their environments, to their diet or even to their bathing products. After an exam and discussion of your pet's history, we can guide you on eliminating allergens.
  • Yeast Infections: Yeast infection symptoms manifest in itchy, discolored skin usually at the paws or ears, requiring topical cream treatment.
  • Sores and Hot Spots: Any time your dog has a sore or hot spot (moist, raw skin), we recommend a visit to the animal hospital, so we can advise proper home care and prescribe topical medication.
  • Hair Changes: From fur loss to dulling coats, many things cause hair changes. Your pup may only need a diet change, or testing may reveal a chronic condition, such as a thyroid problem.

Cat Skin Conditions Requiring Pet Dermatologist Treatment

Cats suffer some of the same skin conditions as their dog friends (or enemies in some households). Cat skin conditions requiring pet dermatologist treatment include:

  • Allergies: Like dogs, cats can be allergic to their environments, to insect bites, and most commonly, to their food. Eliminating the allergen will provide peace.
  • Masses: A mass can be an abscess of pus, or it can be something as serious as cancer. A biopsy and other testing may necessary for diagnosis.
  • Sores: When a sore doesn't go away on its own, the cause may be viral, bacterial, fungal, autoimmune or cancerous.
  • Hair Changes: Allergies, infections and sometimes excess weight can cause hair loss and coat changes. An exam can pinpoint the trigger.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Portland Veterinarian

Call us today (503) 285-7661 to schedule your pet dermatologist appointment at our Portland veterinarian animal hospital. 

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