Allergies & Dermatology
Is your pet’s constant itching keeping you both up at night?
There are many ailments that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can range from unpleasant to painful. You don’t want your pet to suffer and neither do we!
The professional allergy and dermatology services at Heron Lakes Animal Hospital will help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.
Diagnosing the Problem
To help your pet feel better, we must first pinpoint 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 investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies allow us get the answers we need to move forward with a cure.
Some dermatological conditions we assist with include:
- Allergies (food and/or environmental)
- Infections (acute or chronic)
- Hormonal disorders
- Autoimmune diseases
- Skin cancer
Developing a Treatment Plan
Once we’ve reached a diagnosis, the next step is determining how to best treat it. Depending on the situation, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex or serious conditions may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of treatment methods.
Signs of a possible skin concern 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 notice any of these signs, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Give the experienced team at Heron Lakes Animal Hospital a call. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.
Heron Lakes Animal Hospital
5615 Coral Ridge Dr.
Coral Springs, FL 33076
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Mon: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Tue: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Wed: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Thu: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Fri: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am – 1:00pm