Skin,eye and ear problems
The most common dermatological problems dogs and cats face are parasites and allergies. Typical symptoms of these problems include excessive chewing, licking, scratching, or biting the skin; bumps or rashes; and uncomfortable unease. Both allergies and parasite infestations can also lead to secondary infections, endangering your pet’s overall health.
Treatments can include a combination of antibiotics, antihistamines, steroids, medicated shampoos, and topical medications. We work with each patient and pet owner to provide maximum relief in a minimum time frame.
A full eye exam can be undertaken at home, although a darkened room makes this much easier so we may have to shut the curtains. This exam can often lead to secondary eye tests, including testing tear production and using dye to check for ulcers if necessary.
- Fluorescein eye stain test
If your pet has a sore or smelly ear, or more discharge than normal they may need it checking. Cat and dog ears can become infected by bacteria, fungi, or parasites of various types and create a simple local infection. If this is neglected, it can become a very difficult chronic infection to treat. Our services include:
- Ear cleaning
- Laboratory tests
- Topical / general medication