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Pet Dermatology

Collierville Animal Clinic & Surgery Center Offer Dermatology Care

Like people, pets can suffer from skin problems, too. Injuries, rashes, and allergies can lead to ongoing problems and can lead to troublesome infections. These problems should receive prompt attention from a veterinarian. At Collierville Animal Clinic & Surgery Center in Collierville, TN, we can provide evaluation and treatment of your pet’s skin problem.

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Common Skin Problems Can Cause Irritation

Pets can develop skin irritation as a result of dry skin from hot, indoor air or dietary deficiencies. They may develop a dull coat, flaky skin, itching, and excessive shedding. A specially formulated shampoo can help to reduce skin irritation. Supplements that contain  omega-3 fatty acids can help to reduce dryness and skin irritation to keep pets coats lustrous and aid in healthier skin.

Hair Loss

Animals will generally experience shedding of hair, but when hair loss becomes excessive, it is a sign of an underlying problem. Mite infestation, fungus problems, skin infection, and allergies are common issues that can lead to hair loss. With treatment, most cases of significant hair loss can be reversed. Your Collierville vet can use a variety of tests to determine the source of the problem, so appropriate treatment to resolve the problem.

Rashes

Some pets may develop redness, pimples, bumps, scabbing, oozing or widening eruptions on the skin. These problems can the result of insect bites, flea and tick control products, mites, fungus infections, toxic substances from plants or other issues. Your veterinarian in Collierville can help you pinpoint the source of the problem and can provide medications to soothe irritated tissues.

Skin Allergies

Allergies to grass and weed pollen, mold, household cleaning products, grooming products or food can cause chronic skin eruptions that result in ongoing problems. Keeping your pet inside during allergy season, changing grooming products and using less irritating cleaners can help to reduce allergic reactions. Your vet can prescribe antihistamine, antibiotic or steroid drugs to help clear up skin problems. Some pets may develop a rash from foods, such as eggs, beef or wheat. An “elimination diet,” in which you limit foods to one item at a time can help to pinpoint the offending food that is causing the problem.

Contact Collierville Animal Clinic & Surgery Center for Dermatology in Collierville

We offer a full range of services for your pet, including wellness exams, preventive care, dental, surgery, boarding, and grooming. Call Collierville Animal Hospital & Surgery Center today at (901) 853-8519 for an appointment to learn more about dermatology care that can help keep your pet healthy and comfortable.

New patients receive a free wellness exam.

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Pet Resort: 901-854-1500




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