Airport Irvine Animal Hospital

1206 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(714)754-1033

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Allergies & Dermatology

 

Does an allergy, infection or other skin problem have your pet feeling a bit down in the dumps?

External conditions can be caused by a number of things, but the one thing they all have in common is the discomfort they bring. Don’t let your loved one suffer another moment of itching and pain. Give the team at Airport Irvine Animal Hospital a call! We are experienced in pet dermatology and can help get your companion’s condition under control once and for all.

We offer advanced diagnostic services that will get to the bottom of whatever is bothering your animal friend. Whether it’s a blood test, skin scraping or biopsy, we’ll work toward a timely diagnosis so we can focus on helping your pet feel better. Some of the many dermatological issues we can assist with include:

  • Allergies
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Tumors
  • Hormonal Disorders
  • Skin Cancer
  • Infections
  • Autoimmune Disease

Once we’ve identified the problem, we’ll begin developing a treatment strategy that will get results. We have a number of tools at our disposal, including topical lotions, medication, supplements, therapy and surgery. Our recommendation may involve one of these methods, or we may suggest a combination of several. The approach we take will be specifically tailored to your pet’s unique needs.

If it’s an allergy we’re dealing with, we’ll perform the appropriate tests to determine the type of allergy as well as what the triggers are. There are a number of ways we can address pet allergies. In some cases, modifications to your companion’s lifestyle may be enough to eliminate symptoms. Other, more serious situations may require long-term, ongoing care. Again, we will work with you to come up with a strategy that is customized for your pet.

If you’re not sure whether your loved one may need skin care, here are some signs and symptoms to watch for:

  • Excessive scratching (much more than usual)
  • Licking, biting or chewing at the area in question
  • Hair loss and/or bald spots
  • Dry, flaky skin
  • Scabbing
  • Sudden appearance of lumps or bumps on or under the skin
  • Unpleasant odor coming from the ears

If you notice any of these things, it’s time to give us a call and schedule a professional evaluation. We’ll have your pet on the path to healthy, pain-free skin in no time!