Dermatology for Cats & Dogs
We know how irritating chronic recurrent skin problems, ear infections, and allergies can be for pets. We also understand that it can be very frustrating for pet owners to deal with these types of issues.
At Statesboro Bulloch Regional Veterinary Hospital our experienced Bulloch County vets treat and prevent diseases of the skin, coat, ears, and nails, which can develop from a range of sources, including allergic responses.
Our Dermatological Services
Statesboro Bulloch Regional Veterinary Hospital offers the following dermatological services:
- Treatment of ear & nose disorders
- Treatment of mites
- Diagnosis & treatment of paw and nail disorders
- Diagnosis & treatment of hair loss and hormonal disease
- Identification & treatment of immune disorders
- Diagnosis & treatment of skin cancer and tumors
If your feline or canine friend is experiencing any signs of skin irritation or allergies, contact our veterinary dermatologists in Statesboro and Bulloch County so we can start to diagnose and treat any uncomfortable issues before they grow out of control.
If our vets are unable to pinpoint your pet's precise sensitivity, we will refer you to a cat or dog dermatologist for detailed allergy testing. We will work closely with you and your pet's specialist to relieve your cat or dog's dermatology issues.
Skin Problem & Allergy FAQs
Looking for answers to questions about your pet's dermatological conditions and bringing your dog or cat in for a dermatology appointment?
Browse through the questions below to find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about pet dermatology at Statesboro Bulloch Regional Veterinary Hospital.
- What are common skin conditions in dogs and cats?
There are many different skin conditions that can affect dogs and cats, but some are more common than others. These include itching, allergies, skin irritation, hair loss, hot spots, flea bites, and dry skin. Skin allergies can vary dramatically from a mild, temporary issue to more severe problems that lead to skin infections and other health conditions.
- What causes skin problems in dogs and cats?
Pets can develop skin problems as a result of allergic reactions to substances in their environment, such as chemicals in cleaning products. Others can have skin problems due to a reaction to ingredients in their food, an underlying disease or condition, or fleas.
- What are some ways to help prevent pet skin problems?
Preventive measures depend entirely on the specific cause of your pet's skin problem. Once the problem has been diagnosed and treated, the vet will provide advice for how to prevent the problem from coming back. Things that may help include changes in the pet's diet or your household products, flea treatment, hypoallergenic soaps and grooming products, brushing to prevent matting, or a quieter, less stressful environment for the pet.
- When should I bring my pet to the vet for a skin problem?
You should make a dermatological appointment with the vet if your pet has scratched or bitten themselves to the point that sores or bleeding has occurred, if they are losing fur at an alarming rate, or if they have a strange bump or lump on the skin.
- What if my pet is scratching, but shows no visible signs of skin problems?
If your pet is scratching or grooming excessively, but you do not see any visible indicators that there is a skin problem, you should still bring your pet to the vet. Excessive scratching and grooming could be a sign of a number of underlying issues and can lead skin problems to develop if left unaddressed.