We L O V E Arbor Pet Hospital! I would not go anywhere else unless I moved and maybe even then I'd make special trips to visit our friends and family at Arbor!!! It's why I always refer you and give specific instructions on directions and anecdotes. - Carey M.
Here in Fort Lauderdale, we see a great deal of skin conditions in pets, ranging from environmental allergic reactions to fungal conditions. Arbor Pet Hospital offers several dermatology services to diagnose and treat these and other conditions. Our goal is to provide relief for your pet’s discomfort, so we offer several treatment options and base them on the extent and cause of the condition. Although many skin conditions are relatively easy to diagnose and cure, there are many that are not. Our dermatology services include:
- Sensitivity testing
- Allergy desensitization
- External parasite control
- Hypoallergenic diets
Common Symptoms of Skin Conditions
Usually, the most common indicator of a skin problem is the constant itching and scratching. However, there are other symptoms that may not be as obvious. Below is a list of some of the most common symptoms of skin conditions in dogs and cats.
- Reddened skin/rash
- Constant licking or chewing of the paws
- Ulcers, abrasions, crusts
- Oily skin or dandruff
- Circular skin patches
- Excessive shedding/hair loss
- Dry or flaky skin
- Nodules, swellings, masses
- Hot spots (red, inflamed areas)
- Visible parasites
(i.e. fleas and ticks)
If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, give us a call at (954) 565-1896 to schedule a dermatology appointment.