Why a Veterinary Dermatologist?
What is a Specialist?
A veterinary dermatologist is a veterinarian with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of animal skin, ear, hair, nail, hoof and mouth disorders. Specifically veterinary dermatologists have significant training and experience in the management of allergic skin disease.
All pets itch, so why should I bring my pet to a dermatologist?
Just like people, pets can be overly sensitive to certain irritants that cause them distress. Additionally, certain breeds are associated with skin conditions that bring discomfort to both the pet and the owner. Dermatologists are exposed to a broader range of these conditions on a daily basis and have learned how to identify the subtle differences between each condition. Dermatology for Animals can help provide relief for the pet and answers for the owner.
How do I know when to consult a dermatologist?
Your pet can see a dermatologist anytime. If you are concerned with your pet's quality of life, or if a condition or disease has failed to respond to general treatment, then it is time to see a dermatologist. Here are a few signs that an appointment should be scheduled:
- Hair Loss (Alopecia)
- Redness of Skin (Erythema)
- Recurrent Infections
- Pet's and/or Owner's Quality of Life