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Veterinary Dermatology

Non-stop itching, mysterious lumps and bumps – dermatological issues can be physically taxing to pets, and cause mental distress too. At the Animal Hospital of Dunedin, we are trained to help diagnose the root cause of your pet’s dermatological discomfort.

In general, conditions affecting the skin, hair, or nails fall under the umbrella term ‘dermatitis.’ Common signs of dermatitis, and an indication you should consult with your veterinarian, include: inflammation and redness of the skin, excessive licking or biting of the skin, hair loss, excessive shedding, watery eyes, and changes in behavior due to persistent irritation.

Our dermatology services treat pets suffering from dermatitis, parasite infections, allergies, and more. Based on your pet’s diagnosis, we may recommend one or a combination of the following:

  • Soothing Medicinal Baths
  • Allergy Testing
  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese Herbology
  • Flea Control
  • Hot Spot Treatments
  • Probiotic and nutraceutical options to compliment the treatment plan

If your pet is showing signs of dermatitis, it’s important to call and schedule a visit. The sooner we can make a diagnosis, the sooner your pet can feel relief, physically and mentally.

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