A common reason people bring their dogs and cats to Bell County Animal Clinic is to receive treatment for skin conditions such as constant itching, redness, ear infections, and rashes. Most skin problems are caused by allergies and atopic dermatitis, which can originate with fleas, food and contact allergens such as grass or pollen.
Treatment of dermatological issues has progressed in recent years in veterinary medicine. In the past, only steroids, antihistamines, and medicated shampoos were available for pets suffering from allergies. While these are still excellent methods of treatment, the doctors at Bell County Animal Clinic are pleased to offer more advanced options such as immunotherapy for allergies.
There are also newer oral medications which can significantly improve itching and other symptoms regardless of the cause, whether it’s fleas, food, atopic dermatitis or contact allergens.
The experienced doctors at Bell County Animal Clinic have successfully cared for many pets suffering from skin issues and they can help your pet, too! If your pet is licking, chewing, scratching, or shows other symptoms of an allergy or skin condition, give us a call at 606-248-4243 and schedule a visit!