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Skin problems, such as inflammation and infection, are very common, and can cause excessive scratching which can make your dog or cat miserable. If your pet is suffering from any of the symptoms listed below, please call us today to schedule an exam:

  • Excessive scratching or face rubbing
  • Excessive licking of the feet, legs, or abdomen
  • Localized or generalized hair loss
  • Biting or chewing at the skin
  • Recurring skin infections
  • Dull, greasy, scabby, or smelly coat
  • Chronic anal sac problems
  • Abnormally shaped or frequently cracking nails
  • Red inflamed skin

Common underlying causes of skin problems in dogs and cats are listed below. Our veterinarians can diagnose and treat these and other dermatological conditions:

  • Food allergies
  • Environmental allergies
  • Fleas, mites, and other parasites
  • Autoimmune-related skin diseases
  • Infectious diseases such as bacterial and fungal problems
  • Hormonal diseases like hypothyroidism and Cushing’s disease

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