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Allergies & Dermatology

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Is your pet’s itchy skin keeping you both up at night?

There are many conditions that can negatively impact a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be unpleasant. You don’t want your pet to suffer and neither do we! 

The professional allergy and dermatology services at Heartland Niagara Animal Hospital will help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.

Diagnosing the Problem

To help your pet feel better, we must first determine precisely what’s causing the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong through a simple exam, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us gather the answers we need to move forward with a cure.

Some dermatological issues we assist with include:

  • Allergies (food and/or environmental)
  • Infections (acute or chronic)
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Tumors
  • Skin cancer

Developing a Treatment Plan

Once we’ve identified the problem, the next step is determining how to best treat it. Depending on the situation, we may recommend something as straightforward as applying a topical cream. More complex conditions may require a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of treatment methods. 

Signs of a possible skin problem include:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Scabbing or flaking of the skin
  • Hot spots
  • Shedding more than usual
  • Biting, chewing or licking at the affected area
  • Bumps or lumps on or under the skin

If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Contact Heartland Niagara Animal Hospital. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.

Heartland Niagara Animal Hospital

7885 Mcleod Road
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2H 2Y6
t: 905-357-6777

Business Hours

Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday 9am-noon