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Snodgrass Veterinary Medical Center in Bowling Green, KY Offers Pet Dermatology for Skin Problems
Pets often develop skin conditions that can be uncomfortable, with itching, oozing, rash, hair loss, and other problems. These issues sometimes require careful investigation and testing to find the cause. At Snodgrass Veterinary Medical Center in Bowling Green, KY, we provide diagnosis and treatment for common dermatology problems in pets.
Many pets develop skin irritation from common problems such as the heat, dry skin and contact with irritating substances. You may notice red patches, increased scratching, licking of areas of the body or hair loss. In most cases, these problems will resolve on their own, but if the irritation persists or seems to worsen, you should contact your veterinarian in Bowling Green for treatment.
When your pet loses a significant amount of hair, it can be a disturbing event. Pets generally shed their hair seasonally, and some have continuous shedding that can present a housekeeping problem. However, thinning areas of the coat or bald patches could mean your pet has an underlying problem that requires veterinary attention. Parasites, allergy or infection may be at the heart of the problem and may require treatment to prevent further hair loss.
Pets can develop rashes from contact with toxic plants, household cleaning products, pet grooming products, fabrics, insect bites, insecticides, herbicides on the lawn or systemic diseases. Flea and tick infestations can also cause rashes in pets. A rash can also be a sign of a bacterial, viral or fungal infection. These issues can cause bumps, pimples, sores, oozing, itching and constant licking that leads to granulomas, thickened areas that spread on affected areas. Your Bowling Green vet will diagnose the problem and provide appropriate treatment to clear up your pet’s rash.
Some animals are prone to allergic reactions that affect their skin. You may notice redness, swelling, itching, and oozing that seems to keep coming back regardless of your efforts to treat the area. Grass and weed pollen, mold, dust, cigarette smoke, cleaning products, and flea bites are just a few compounds that can cause reactions. Your vet can help to pinpoint the source of your pet’s allergy and can provide antihistamine, antibiotic and steroid medications to decrease allergic reactions.
Contact Snodgrass Veterinary Medical Center For Pet Dermatology in Bowling Green
Dr. Snodgrass has a deep commitment to caring for the health of his patients in Bowling Green, KY, and surrounding areas. We offer a broad range of veterinary services, including exams, vaccinations, dental care, surgery, and laser therapy. We can even provide grooming and boarding. Call Snodgrass Veterinary Medical Center today at 270-781-5041 for an appointment to discuss your pet’s skin problems and options to help him or her have clearer, healthier skin.