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5 Signs It May Be Time to See a Veterinary Dermatologist

5 Signs That Indicate You Should See a Veterinary Dermatologist

Pets can develop skin problems, just as people do, but sometimes determining the source of the problem can be more difficult. Allergens, harsh chemicals, and foods can lead to severe eruptions, rashes, and subsequent infection. At Pinecrest Veterinary Clinic in Johnson City, TN, we can help you find the underlying cause and the right treatment to help your pet be more comfortable.

Skin Irritation

You may see redness and swelling in patches on the belly, elbows, or ears. Inflammation can become quite severe and may lead to more serious issues. Our veterinarian can provide creams or ointments to soothe the irritation of your pet’s skin.

Visible Rash

Pimples, lesions, or open sores should prompt an immediate visit to the vet to find out the underlying problem. Pets may have skin reactions to household chemicals, grooming products, or outdoor irritants that require veterinary treatment for proper healing.

Hair Loss

All pets shed to some extent, but when you notice excessive hair loss or bald patches, it’s time to consult our veterinarian for advice. Hair loss can be caused by mites, allergies to insect bites, or infections deep within the layers of the skin. Topical or oral medications may be needed to treat the problem.

Allergy Reactions

Reactions to allergens, such as pollen, grass, or even foods, can cause skin eruptions that can be itchy and unsightly. Our vet can help you find the cause of the reaction so you can avoid contact with the substance.

Constant Licking of the Site

Continuous licking can lead to overgrowths of skin called granulomas that are unpleasant and can become infected. Sometimes, contact with an irritant is the cause, but more serious health problems can also cause this behavior.

Make Pinecrest Veterinary Clinic Your Choice for Pet Dermatology

Dr. Kapoor, Dr. Hinkle, and the staff at Pinecrest Veterinary Clinic are dedicated to providing quality care for their patients in Johnson City, TN, and nearby communities. Call Pinecrest Veterinary Clinic today at (423) 926-6091 for an appointment to learn about treatments that can help your pet’s skin problems.

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