Persistent scratching, biting and licking by your pet may be indicative of skin allergies or even skin disease. The doctors at Cumberland Animal Hospital has numerous years of experience in diagnosing, treating and even curing skin conditions brought on by different sources.
Skin issues may arise from any of the following conditions:
- Nutritional sources
- Auto-immune deficiency
Cumberland Animal Hospital uses a variety of tools to diagnose the type of skin condition your animal companion is suffering. One such tool is the use of a microscope and doing a skin-scraping then analyzing the cells under magnification. Sometimes in the case of a tumor or mass on the skin, our doctors will do a biopsy and evaluate the sample in a lab.
There are multiple ways that Cumberland Animal Hospital treats skin conditions. Medicated baths and topical creams are a non-invasive form of treatment. Steroid medications may also given with positive results in a small time frame. Your doctor may also recommend special allergen-free foods and treats to keep your pet comfortable. If you notice obsessive grooming by your animal that does not seem normal behavior please call Cumberland Animal Hospital to schedule an exam with our doctors.