Allergies & Skin

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Allergies & Skin

We see a great deal of skin conditions in pets, ranging from environmental allergic reactions to fungal conditions. Hospital de Animales Perla del Sur 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:

  • Cytology testing
  • Histopathology
  • Allergy testing
  • Bacterial and fungal cultures
  • Sensitivity testing
  • Allergy desensitization
  • External parasite control
  • Hypoallergenic diets

If left untreated, allergy-related conditions can fester and become serious health concerns for your pet. Therefore, it is important to be able to identify the first signs and symptoms of allergies and dermatological conditions. These include:

  • Inflamed ears
  • Hotspots
  • Scratching
  • Rubbing (eyes or mouth)
  • Flaking
  • Skin lesions
  • Hair loss
  • Red itchy skin bumps
  • Asthma-like wheezing or respiratory issues

These problems can indicate a serious dermatological or allergic reaction to fleas, pollen, dust and various foods. If you notice any of these symptoms, it is important that you bring your pet in to us for an evaluation. At Hospital de Animales Perla del Sur, we take the time to explain your pet’s condition, how to prevent future occurrences and the proper method of treatment.