Have you ever experienced a problem with your skin? If so, you know all too well how much it can negatively impact your life. The itching. The pain. Did you know that companion animals are also susceptible to these types of skin problems?

Allergies and other dermatological issues can leave your pet feeling uncomfortable. They can even impact his or her quality of life. If you’ve noticed some signs of a potential skin problem, such as excessive itching, flaky skin, scabbing or bald spots, it’s time to seek professional help. The team at Heartland Niagara Animal Hospital is experienced and specially trained to identify, diagnose and treat a broad spectrum of dermatological conditions, including those affecting the ears and feet.

Our team uses a number of highly effective diagnostic techniques, such as laboratory work, skin scrapings and biopsies, to help us uncover precisely what your pet is suffering from. Once we know what we’re dealing with, we’ll develop a customized treatment plan to overcome the problem once and for all. Some of the dermatological issues we can provide assistance with include, but are not limited to:

  • Allergies
  • Dermatitis
  • Infections
  • Hormonal Disorders
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Autoimmune Conditions
  • Diseases of the Feet
  • Tumors
  • Skin Cancer

Depending on what type of skin problem we’re dealing with, we may recommend a number of different treatment options, which may include the use of topical creams, oral or injectable medications, therapy, supplements, surgery or some combination of these. If an allergy is to blame, we may recommend making some simple chances to your pet’s home environment. In many cases this is enough to eliminate the problem without the need for additional medical intervention.

If your pet is experiencing a dermatological problem, don’t wait another moment. We can address the problem once and for all, and help your loved one live the balanced, comfortable and pain-free life he or she deserves.