The Benefits of Pet Dermatology & Allergy Care

Our pets are part of the family, so it’s only natural that we want them to be as comfortable and healthy as possible. We know a visit to the vet can help us make sure our pets are in optimal condition, but seeing a pet dermatologist or allergist can also improve your pet’s quality of life. Let’s take a look at how pet dermatology and allergy care can help your furry friend feel their best. 

What is Pet Dermatology? 

Pet dermatology is the branch of veterinary medicine that focuses on diagnosing and treating skin, hair, nail, and mouth problems in animals. A pet dermatologist has extensive knowledge about diseases such as allergies, infections, autoimmune disorders, parasites, and neoplasia (abnormal growth). They are also experienced in recognizing signs of systemic illnesses (diseases that affect multiple organs) that may present with skin changes. 

The Importance of Pet Allergy Care 

Allergies can cause uncomfortable symptoms like itchiness, inflammation, redness, scaling/flaking skin, hair loss, and excessive licking or scratching. If left untreated they can lead to infections or chronic discomfort for your pet. An allergist is specially trained to diagnose the underlying cause of your pet’s allergies and provide relief from their symptoms through immunotherapy shots or oral medications. This type of treatment provides long-term relief from allergies—unlike over-the-counter antihistamines which only offer temporary relief from symptoms. 

The Benefits of Regular Veterinary Visits 

Regular visits to your pet’s veterinarian can detect potential health issues before they become serious problems for your pet. Early diagnosis means more time to intervene with treatments like antibiotics if an infection is present or special shampoos if a parasite infestation is detected. These types of treatments are much less invasive than surgery which may be necessary if the problem goes unchecked for too long. It's also important to note that even pets who appear healthy should still receive regular checkups – just like humans! 

Seeing a pet dermatologist or allergist when you suspect there might be a problem can make all the difference for your four-legged family member – whether it's an allergic reaction or something more serious like cancerous growths or autoimmune disease. Don't wait until there's an issue; preventive care will keep your beloved pet happy and healthy for years to come! Make sure you schedule regular checkups at the vet so any potential issues can be caught early - it could save your pet's life.

Diagnosing Skin Issues in Pets 

When it comes to diagnosing the cause of skin issues in pets, there can be many possible culprits such as food allergies, environmental allergies, fleas/ticks, mites/lice, infections (bacterial/fungal), hormonal diseases (Cushing's syndrome), immune-mediated diseases (pemphigus), and cancer (mast cell tumor). Knowing which issue is causing discomfort for your pet requires accurate diagnosis by a trained professional who has the knowledge and resources needed. That’s where our experienced veterinarians come in! 

At Fetch A Vet, we understand how important it is for all pets to receive the best possible care from experienced professionals who truly understand them – which is why we offer mobile veterinary services in Bluffton & Savannah! Our skilled veterinarians specialize in providing personalized pet dermatology & allergy care right at home or office so that you don’t have to worry about bringing your furry friend into a vet clinic. Contact us today if you would like more information about our mobile veterinary services.