If you've ever watched your pet twitch, twist, and growl when sleeping, you've probably wondered if he or she is having a particularly interesting dream that involves chasing mice or rooting throu ...View Article
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Your pet will naturally raise a paw to scratch at a transient itch -- but if that scratching seems unusually intense, or your pet suffers from visible irritation or lesions, then you may be looking at a serious sin problem. Fortunately, you can get the pet dermatology services your Leonardtown pet needs right here at Breton Veterinary Hospital.
Pruritis (itching) is one of the most common signs of a pet skin problem. Your pet may scratch, lick, or bite at the itchy area obsessively. This is a problem because if the skin becomes broken, bacteria can enter and cause complications. You may notice red, swollen, inflamed lesions or "hot spots" on your pet's body. Patches of hair loss may accompany the skin symptoms due to constant scratching and/or fungal infection. If you feel an odd lump on your pet's body, this may be a tumor or other such mass. Potential causes of pet skin problems include:
Dr. Fenwick and the rest of our vet team at Breton Veterinary Hospital can isolate the specific cause of your pet's misery and recommend the right mix of treatment options to get him looking and feeling better. If pests are the root cause of a skin infection, dermatitis or ear infection, we can prescribe treatments to kill those pests, along with preventative medications to keep them away. Antibiotics, anti-fungal medications, and anti-inflammatory drugs can tame infections and irritations. Dietary and nutritional changes can relieve allergic reactions or dry/flaky skin. We can even remove suspicious tumors and check them for cancer.
Breton Veterinary Hospital is ready to serve as your pet dermatology resource. Call (301) 475-7808 today to schedule an appointment!