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Allergies & Dermatology

Does your pet’s itchy skin have you both losing sleep?

There are a variety of ailments that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be unpleasant. You don’t want your loved one to suffer and neither do we! 

The professional allergy and dermatology services at Small Animal Hospital will help get your four-legged friend as healthy on the outside as on the inside.

Diagnosing the Problem

To help your companion feel better, we must identify precisely what’s causing the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong just by examining your pet, or we may need to do more in-depth testing. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the answers we need to move forward with a cure.

Some of the many dermatological issues we assist with include:

  • Allergies (food and/or environmental)
  • Infections (acute or chronic)
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Tumors
  • Skin cancer

Developing a Treatment Plan

Once we’ve diagnosed the problem, the next step is determining the best course of treatment. Depending on the situation, we may prescribe something as simple as a topical cream. More complex conditions may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of treatment methods. 

Signs of a possible skin disorder include:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Scabbing or flaking of the skin
  • Hot spots
  • Shedding more than usual
  • Biting, chewing or licking at the affected area
  • Bumps or lumps on or under the skin

If you spot any of these signs, it’s time to schedule an appointment with Small Animal Hospital. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.

Small Animal Hospital

VISIT US

3307 Railroad Street
Fort Myers, FL 33916

CONTACT US

Phone: 
239-332-1194

WORKING HOURS

Mon- Fri 7:30am-5:30pm

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