Dermatology Managing Your Pet’s Skin Conditions
Pet allergies are a major problem in this area of Tennessee. In fact, did you know that our area is often listed as one of the worst places for allergy sufferers? We all know that Knoxville is a beautiful place to live, but all the greenery in our fair city can cause health problems for both pets and humans. That’s why we’re proud to offer our patients specialized pet dermatology services.
Our Pet Dermatology Services
At Lange Animal Hospital, we offer high-quality dermatological care for companion animals. We provide a thorough diagnostic workup and multiple treatment options for dogs and cats that suffer from various types of skin ailments. Our services include:
- State-of-the-art diagnostic techniques
- Allergy testing
- Desensitization treatments
- Skin biopsies
- Monthly allergy injections
- Prescription medications
- …and more!
If you’re interested in learning more about our pet dermatology services, we encourage you to contact us at 865-690-6481. You can also use our online appointment request form. Together, we can put an end to your pet’s allergy discomfort so they can return to life as usual.
Causes and Symptoms of Allergies in Pets
Just like people, animals start to show allergic symptoms when their immune system perceives an everyday substance to be a threat. These substances, or allergens, are common in most environments, and they’re usually harmless to many animals, but they can cause an extreme reaction in dogs and cats with allergies.
Allergens usually elicit a physical response when they are inhaled, ingested, or come in contact with the skin. As your pet’s body fights to get rid of these allergens, a variety of symptoms will likely appear. Some of those symptoms include:
- Increased scratching, licking, biting, chewing, or shaking
- Skin that is itchy, red, moist, or scabbed
- Evidence of dandruff or hair loss
- Itchy, runny eyes
- Sneezing, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Chewing on the paws/swollen paws
- Snoring caused by an inflamed throat
- Changes in the color or texture of your pet’s coat
If you observe any of these symptoms in your dog or cat, bring them to us for a dermatology exam.