5 Signs It Might Be Time to Visit a Veterinary Dermatologist
Skin irritation is a relatively common problem in pets that can be caused by a number of factors. However, sometimes a simple irritation can become a severe or widespread condition. At All Care Animal Clinic in West Palm Beach, FL, we provide careful diagnosis and a variety of treatments for pet skin problems. Here are 5 signs that indicate it might be time for your pet to see a veterinary dermatologist.
Sudden Changes in Your Pet’s Skin Condition
If your pet has had a small skin condition that has suddenly worsened, become more irritated, or a rash that has spread to other areas, you should make an appointment with a veterinary dermatologist. Thorough investigation can uncover the cause of the problem.
Lesions That Won’t Heal
Any sore or lesion that doesn’t heal properly with standard wound or skin care should be seen by a veterinary dermatologist, to investigate the underlying problem.
Bumps or Tumors on Nails or Toes
Any unusual growth on the skin, nails, or toes should be seen by a veterinary dermatologist. It could be a simple cyst or a more serious tumor
Intense Scratching or Licking of Skin Areas
Constant scratching is a sign that a skin problem may be getting worse and should receive appropriate treatment. Some animals will lick constantly at an area that is troubling them. Proper care will prevent a “lick granuloma," an unsightly growth that can be hard to heal, from forming on the skin.
When you begin to notice hair loss on areas of the body, it could mean a skin condition is becoming worse, and is now damaging hair follicles under the skin. This is a good indication your pet needs specialized help.
Make All Care Animal Clinic Your Vet for Pet Dermatology Problems
Dr. Oberto and our team at All Care Animal Clinic are committed to individualized care for our patients in West Palm Beach, FL, and nearby communities. We offer many veterinary services, including exams, vaccinations, preventative care, surgery, diagnostics, dental care, urgent care, and emergency care. Call All Care Animal Clinic today at 561-688-1154 for an appointment to have your pet examined and to learn about treatments for common pet skin conditions.