When a pet needs treatment for a skin problem, it's important to take them to the veterinarian so that the problem can be assessed and treated as needed. The skin can become irritated by a wide range of causes, and this can cause various symptoms in your pet. Getting pet skin care can help to calm the itchiness and inflammation that so often occurs in pets. A veterinarian on our team can give your pet a skin exam to see what the problem may be and treat it with any helpful medications. For pet dermatology treatment, call Mauston Pet Hospital in Mauston, WI, for your pet's skin appointment.
Symptoms of Skin Problems in Pets
You may see that your pet has red skin, and you may notice an odor from your pet. However, many pets are so hairy that it's tough to see the irritated area of the skin. One of the chief symptoms that there is a skin problem is that the pet is scratching excessively. They may scratch the irritated spot frequently, and this can make the skin irritation even worse. It can even break open the skin, which can then lead to infections. Your pet may also lick the skin a lot, or they may chew on it or groom the same spot again and again. Some pets with skin problems will scoot around on the floor. They may also roll around on the floor to soothe the irritation. Some pets also whine because they are uncomfortable. Pets often feel pain when they have a skin reaction, and they may be less able to do the things they enjoy.
Skin Problem Causes
There are many things that can cause a problem with a pet's skin. These may include dust in the house certain plants or pollen from plants and trees, and food allergies. Food allergies are highly common, so it's important to pay attention to what your pet is eating when they have pet skin problems. When pets are bitten by fleas, this is another common source of skin irritation. Flea saliva is highly allergenic, and they may get a reaction in every place that there's a bite.
Get Pet Dermatology Treatment with Us
See a veterinarian on our team to get the pet skin treatment that is needed by your unique pet. The treatment may require steroids, or there may be another treatment that will work better for your pet. When your pet has a skin issue, don't wait, and allow it to get worse. Call us at (608) 847-6024 for Mauston Pet Hospital at our Mauston, WI, office to get the condition treated.