Dermatology refers to the diagnosis and treatment of various skin conditions. Common issues for dogs and cats can range from allergies to external parasites to autoimmune disorders. Skin diseases are usually diagnosed through a combination of physical exams, skin scrapings and skin biopsies.
Nutritional Counselling may also be part of skin allergy treatment, where we explain in detail the importance of a food exclusion trial to try to find the cause and treatment for certain skin allergies. Fleas are also a common cause of skin irritation for dogs and cats. Our veterinary team has a variety of ways to prevent exposure and eliminate fleas.