Is your pet’s itchy skin keeping you both up at night?
There are a variety of ailments that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can range from unpleasant to severe. You don’t want your pet to suffer and neither do we!
The professionals at Good Friends Animal Hospital are designed to help get your pet as healthy on the outside as on the inside.
Diagnosing the Problem
To help your loved one feel better, we must identify precisely what’s causing the problem. We may be able to figure out what’s wrong through a physical exam, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the answers we need to move forward with a cure.
Some dermatological concerns we assist with include:
- Allergies (food and/or environmental)
- Infections (acute or chronic)
- Hormonal disorders
- Autoimmune diseases
- Skin cancer
Developing a Treatment Plan
Once we’ve pinpointed the problem, the next step is determining how to best treat it. Depending on the circumstances, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex situations may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of treatment methods.
Signs of a potential 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 book an appointment. Give Good Friends Animal Hospital a call. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.
Good Friends Animal Hospital
Monday & Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday – Thursday: 8:00am-8:00pm
908 E Main Street
Urbana, Illinois 61802