Most pets aren’t strangers to skin disorders, which are often brought on by allergies. Our hospital frequently helps pets with allergies, and we’re well-versed in the frustrations that allergies can cause for pets and their humans. When your pet’s skin is raw, itchy and uncomfortable and you're at a loss about what to do—our veterinarians can provide the help you need!

It’s important to get excessive scratching or licking concerns addressed quickly because they can lead to open sores and pain, and even create additional anxiety or behavior problems for your pet.

Itchy pet? Let us put you both at ease

Itchy pet? Let us put you both at ease

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Pruritus is the medical term for itchy skin, which is common. Allergies are not the only possible cause, but they tend to be the most frequent. Itching can be caused by conditions such as:

  • Allergies
  • Pyoderma (hot spots)
  • Ringworm
  • Scabies
  • Mange
  • Fleas
  • Yeast infections of the skin
  • Dandruff
  • Bacterial infections
  • Skin cancer

Our veterinarians are experienced in diagnosing and treating skin disorders and allergic reactions. Keeping your pet's skin healthy and removing the cause of any allergic reaction will bring your pet much needed relief and protect against secondary issues such as skin infections.

We determine whether the root of the condition is a behavioral issue, parasite, skin infection, or something else, and work with you on a plan to help your pet feel better.


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