Chula Vista Veterinarians Treat Rashes, Infections, and Skin Conditions
Do you cringe when you see your pet chewing or scratching at a red, painful-looking area of raw skin? Do you hate to see your four-legged pal suffering from an irritation that just will not go away? Are your worried that your pet might actually have a dangerous infection? We understand those feelings — so if you are looking for Chula Vista veterinarians dermatologists who can help, here we are!
How Do Veterinarians Help?
Your pet cannot tell you that it has a health problem — but its skin can. If you see red, inflamed or flaky patches of skin, bald spots, lumps, discolorations or scaly-looking areas, it may be time to call our animal hospital. Your pet may also lick or bite itchy, irritated skin, making a bad situation even worse. These symptoms can stem from a wide variety of causes. Allergies cause rashes as the pet’s immune system reacts to the irritant. Use of strong shampoos or other cleaning products can damage a pet’s skin as well. Parasites such as fleas and mites can irritate and inflame the skin severely, and to top it all off, bacterial infections can invade the damaged skin to make your pet even sicker and more miserable. These conditions are not always easy to distinguish from each other. For instance, sarcopic mange and allergic reactions can show the exact same symptoms. To muddy the waters further, sometimes a pet will cause its own skin conditions through excessive licking for some undetermined emotional reason. While you may expect to see a dog with mange or ringworm display such behavior, you might not expect all that licking to be a sign of boredom or frustration.
It takes skilled professionals to diagnose and treat a pet skin condition correctly and our veterinarians, Dr. Deo, Dr Hackman, Dr Sawyer, and Dr Abby, are experienced in knowledgeable in pet skin care and conditions. Not all veterinary hospitals offer dermatological services, but at our Chula Vista animal clinic our veterinarian is happy to care for dogs, cats, rabbits and pocket pets alike. If your pet seems to have any kind of skin problem, bring your pet into our animal vet clinic as soon as possible. We test for parasites, run blood tests, perform skin biopsies and visually examine skin and nails to diagnose your pet’s condition with pinpoint accuracy. Our veterinarian will then prescribe pharmaceuticals or other treatment to restore your pet to its normal healthy, happy state. Our care for your pet does not stop when you leave the animal hospital. We educate pet owners on long-term health and wellness strategies for their pets, in the hopes of preventing future emergencies. We can advise you on lifestyle habits, dietary needs, good grooming practices and other essentials that will help you to manage any skin conditions or allergies your pet may have. Everyone at our animal vet clinic loves pets as much as you do. Let us end your search for veterinary hospitals in the Chula vista area! Call us at 619-422-6186 today.
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