Companion animals of all species, breeds and sizes are susceptible to allergy or dermatological problems with their skin, ears or feet – conditions which are often accompanied by unpleasant symptoms such as itching, discomfort, and even pain.
Janesville Veterinary Clinic offers full-service, comprehensive pet allergy and dermatology services to help keep our patients as healthy on the outside as they are on the inside. We are equipped with diagnostic capabilities which allow us to quickly and accurately identify what type of skin problem your pet may be experiencing.
Some of the dermatological conditions we regularly treat include:
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Skin Cancer
- Diseases of the Feet
- Chronic Ear Infections
Treatment options may include the use of topical creams, oral or injectable medication, therapy, supplements or surgery. We may recommend one single treatment, or a combination of several, depending on the situation. Our goal is always to eliminate symptoms altogether, and to effectively manage those that cannot be cured in order to improve the quality of life for your pet as much as possible.
If our diagnostic work reveals that an allergy is to blame for your pet’s skin problems, we try to determine the type of allergy, as well as factors that may be triggering your pet’s reactions. In many cases, simply making a few small changes to your pet’s home environment can be enough to get an allergy under control.
Not sure if your pet has a dermatological problem? Some of the common indicators include:
- Scratching excessively
- Bald spots / hot spots
- Foul odor from the ears
- Biting, licking or chewing at the affected area
- Unusual lumps or bumps
If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s time to schedule a professional dermatological evaluation. We will work closely with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to your pet’s unique needs.