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Pet Allergies and Dermatology

Skin disorders, which can be brought on by allergies, afflict a number of pets. Faulkner Animal Hospital frequently assists clients and pets with treatment for skin issues and allergies, whether they by season, food, or inhalant allergies.

When your pet’s skin is raw, itchy and uncomfortable, clients are often at a loss of what to do to help their pet—our veterinarians can provide the help you need.

Pet Dermatology in Lewisville: Dog Winking

Common Allergy Symptoms in Pets

Symptoms that both your dog or cat my exhibit with allergies are:

  • Constant scratching, licking, and/or chewing of the skin
  • Chewing and licking at paws
  • Patches of inflamed skin and hair loss
  • Odor coming off your pet’s skin
  • Red, swollen ears
  • Hair loss between the toes
  • Runny eyes and nose
  • Sneezing
  • Restlessness

If your pet has allergy symptoms, let us know so we can help!

Early Treatment is a Better Treatment

Itchy skin, known as pruritus, is one of the most common symptoms of pet allergies. Scratching and licking damages the skin over time and puts your pet at risk for bacterial and yeast infections, making their condition even harder to treat.

If you notice that your pet is scratching more than normal, contact us so we can give them some relief. Early detection means we can prevent their condition from getting worse and help them get better.

Allergy treatment may take time and patience in order for your pet to be in recovery. If your pet has developed a secondary skin infection, we'll need to identify the cause of your pet’s allergies, then select a treatment that is both safe and effective for your pet.

We’re always available to answer your questions and offer support to help you and your pet through this challenging time. Call us at (803) 286-8131 to speak with one of our team members.