Allergies & Dermatology

Pet allergies are nothing to sneeze at. The good news is, we can help!

Your four-legged family member may be covered in a layer of soft, fluffy fur, but the skin underneath is just as sensitive as yours. In fact, skin conditions and allergic reactions are just as common in companion animals as they are in humans. You don’t want your best friend to suffer from itchiness, discomfort or pain, and neither do we! That’s why we offer professional allergy and dermatology services to support the skin care needs of pets in the Naperville and Bolingbrook communities.

Getting to the Bottom of Things

We can’t help your pet feel better until we know precisely what’s ailing him or her. Our Naperville vet hospital is equipped with the tools and technology to quickly and effectively diagnose all manner of skin conditions. Whether it’s a simple blood test or a biopsy is required, we’ll get to the bottom of the problem and develop the best treatment plan for your pet.

A few of the many dermatological issues we can assist with include:

  • Allergies (food and/or environmental)
  • Infections (acute or chronic)
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Tumors
  • Skin cancer

Taking Action

With a proper diagnosis in hand, the next step will be developing the appropriate plan of action for treatment. Our recommendation will be based on the condition being addressed as well as a number of other factors that are unique to your pet. Some dermatological problems can be cleared up easily with medication while other, more complex issues may require a combination of treatment methods.

If an allergy is to blame for your pet’s symptoms, we will take the appropriate steps to determine the root cause. From there, we will work on developing a solution that will help control outbreaks as much as possible. Some allergies can be eliminated through simple household and/or lifestyle changes, while others may require a more comprehensive approach. Again, we will base our recommendations on your companion’s specific situation.

Signs of a Skin Problem

When should you make an appointment with your Bolingbrook vet to evaluate your pet’s skin? Here are a few of the common signs and symptoms of a possible dermatological problem:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Scabbing or flaking of the skin
  • Hot spots
  • Shedding more than usual
  • Biting, chewing or licking at the affected area
  • Bumps or lumps on or under the skin

Keeping your pet healthy on the outside is just as important as managing his or her internal wellbeing. Don’t let your loved one suffer needlessly! Contact your dedicated Naperville / Bolingbrook vet today to schedule a professional consultation.