Dermatology FAQs

Like humans, animals can often suffer from dermatology issues like itchy, dry, flaky skin. Sometimes, these issues can lead to more serious issues, like fur loss, infections, and open sores. At Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital in Mattituck, NY, / Laurel, NY, we understand how frustrating skin issues can be and we are dedicated to helping you find the best treatment for your pet.

Dermatology FAQs

What Are the Symptoms of Dermatology Issues?

Signs that your pet is experiencing skin issues can vary from pet to pet but generally include:

•           Scratching

•           Biting/nipping at skin

•           Excessive shedding

•           Patches of missing fur

•           Flaky, dry skin

•           Cysts

•           Blisters, pimples, sores

•           Excessive licking

•           Scooting or rubbing floor, walls, etc.

What Causes Dermatology Conditions in Pets?

A variety of things can trigger a skin issue in your pet, including:

•           Food

•           Pollen

•           Mold

•           Parasites

•           Fungal infection

•           Insect bites

•           Cleaning products

•           Laundry detergent

How Can a Vet Determine the Cause of My Pets' Dry Issues?

Your vet will be able to diagnose your pets' problems through a physical exam and asking you questions. If further information is needed, a blood test may be performed.

How Are Skin Issues Treated in Pets?

Depending on the cause and severity, the vet may prescribe a topical cream, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medication, medicated shampoo, change in diet, supplements, or potentially more.

What Can I Do to Control My Pets' Skin Issues?

You can help your pets' skin stay healthy by administering regular flea and tick medication, maintaining a regular bathing and grooming schedule, washing his bedding regularly, and providing him with a diet that promotes skin health.

Get Veterinary Care, Pet Dermatology Care, and Pet Dermatologist Services from a Veterinarian Near You

At Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital, we are proud to serve not only the Mattituck, NY, / Laurel, NY, area, but the surrounding Long Island areas of Riverhead and Greenport as well. Whether your pet has skin issues or just needs a wellness exam, we are here to help with all their needs. Give us a call at (631) 298-1177 for veterinary care, pet dermatology care, and pet dermatologist services from a veterinarian near you. At Mattituck - Laurel Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family they are.


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