Skin problems affecting your pet
You can visit De Dierenkliniek with your pet for dermatological examinations and dermatological treatments.
Skin problems are unfortunately very common in companion animals and are often accompanied by itching. Acute and chronic itching are very annoying and can lead to painful changes to the skin. Dermatological problems can have a wide variety of causes, which is why a targeted step-by-step plan to identify the cause is essential.
The following symptoms may be reasons for a dermatological examination:
- Allergic reaction
- Ear infection
- Changes of the skin, coat and/or nails
Dermatological disorders can have many causes, for example, food or environmental allergies, Demodex (puppy scabies) or other mite infections and fungal infections. Through thorough examination, we look for the underlying problem. We can determine the problem causing the symptoms by, among others, microscopic or blood tests, bacterial or fungal cultures and allergy tests..
How do you recognize ear problems in your dog or cat?
With ear problems in dogs or cats, you often see that they will shake their head, rub along something and keep their ear low. Also, the ear may start to stink and/or you can see a lot of dirt in it or the skin in the ear is irritated and red.
How to recognize skin problems in the dog or cat?
If there are skin problems, it may become apparent because your dog or cat is scratching, licking or even biting a lot at the affected area or over several areas over the body. Sometimes you may see baldness developing, sometimes the skin becomes very flaky or you may see eczema. In some cases, your dog or cat’s skin may also start to smell and feel oily.
Book an appointment online right away if you suspect your pet is suffering from skin problems.
Our experienced veterinarian Babette Ravensbergen
specializes in dermatology and can properly guide you and your pet through your dermatological examination and treatment