Allergies & Dermatology

Has your pet been scratching or biting at problem areas on his or her body for awhile now? Have you noticed tell-tale signs of a potential skin problem, such as hair loss, hot spots or rashes?

Companion animals are susceptible to many of the same dermatological problems that humans can experience, such as allergies and infections. Along with these conditions, pets can also experience several of the same unpleasant side effects, like itching, discomfort and even pain. The good news is, with professional pet dermatology services, your companion can enjoy a pain-free, more comfortable life.

The team at Aspen Commons Animal Hospital is experienced in identifying, diagnosing, treating and managing a broad range of skin disorders, including those affecting the ears and feet. We use a number of highly effective diagnostic methods, from blood tests to skin scrapings and biopsies, to help us get to the bottom of what is bothering your animal friend. Some of the skin conditions we can provide assistance with include:

  • Allergies
  • Parasites
  • Infections
  • Dermatitis
  • Diseases of the Paws and Paw Pads
  • Hormonal Disorders
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Tumors
  • Skin Cancer

Once we’ve successfully diagnosed the problem, our team will get to work developing the most effective treatment plan possible. We utilize a number of treatment methods to help manage and cure dermatological issues, including topical creams, medications, supplements, therapy, surgery or some combination of these. For allergies, we conduct comprehensive testing to identify exactly what your pet’s triggers are so that we can help reduce and/or eliminate allergic reactions altogether.

If you suspect that your pet may be experiencing a problem with his or her skin, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can help get your companion as healthy on the outside as he or she is on the inside!


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