At Oaks North Animal Hospital in San Antonio, TX, we understand how difficult it is to see your pet suffer from skin issues. That's why our veterinarian is here to help with the treatment and diagnosis of skin disorders! Through pet dermatology care, you can ensure your pet is safe from discomfort and gets the care they need to live a happy life. Below are some common pet dermatology FAQ to help you get started.
What is pet dermatology?
Pet dermatology is a branch of veterinary medicine that focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing skin conditions in animals. It focuses on the health of the skin, hair, nails, claws, and ears as well as other body parts that can be affected by skin diseases. We can diagnose and treat these diseases and provide comprehensive treatments to keep your pet healthy.
What are some common skin conditions that we can treat?
The most common skin conditions that can be treated include allergies, infections, mites, parasites, hair loss, wounds/abscesses, autoimmune diseases, and even cancer. We can also help diagnose and treat any underlying medical issues that may be causing the skin condition, such as an infection or hormonal imbalances.
What kind of treatments does a veterinarian offer?
We offer many different treatments including topical medications, oral medications, supplements, laser therapy, cryotherapy, and more. Depending on the type of skin condition your pet is suffering from, our veterinarian may recommend one or more of these treatments. In addition, they can provide you with helpful tips on how to care for your pet's skin and coat at home to ensure their comfort and health.
What should I expect when bringing my pet in for a skin consultation?
When you bring your pet in for a skin consultation, our veterinarian will take the time to listen to your concerns and discuss their medical history. They will then examine your pet's skin and fur, as well as any other affected areas. Afterward, they will develop a treatment plan that best suits your pet's needs. Pet dermatology treatments may include medications, supplements, lifestyle changes, and more.
Schedule Your Veterinary Care Appointment Today!
It is important to note that it may take multiple visits to get your pet's skin condition under control. Our veterinarian will work with you every step of the way to ensure your pet gets the care they need for a healthy and happy life. If you have any questions or concerns about your pet's skin, please don't hesitate to reach out to our team at Oaks North Animal Hospital. We are here to help ensure the best possible care for your furry friend!