Keeping your pet's skin and fur healthy is an important part of your pet’s overall health and wellness. At Paducah Veterinary Clinic in Paducah, Dr. Everett can help with diagnostics and treatments for many dermatological needs.
What Is Veterinary Dermatology?
Just like humans, animals can experience skin conditions. These conditions can have a dramatic effect on their long-term health. When these conditions are left untreated, they can lead to more serious conditions and health problems. Because your animal cannot tell you exactly what they are experiencing, it is the responsibility of the pet owner to be on the lookout for any kind of skin condition.
Symptoms of Skin Conditions
When you do your pet's regular grooming, you can check them for symptoms of skin disorders. Symptoms such as irritation, rash, skin color changes, bumps, blisters, or any other abnormality could indicate that a problem is developing.
Because pets are exposed to things that can cause an allergic reaction, it is okay to give the symptoms a few days to see if they clear up on their own. If they do not clear up, you should schedule a visit to a veterinarian’s office that can provide dermatological services.
Once your pet has been evaluated, our vet will develop a treatment plan to address the issues. In most cases, conditions can be treated with topical medication. If your pet is experiencing a more severe condition, oral mediation might be needed.
Overall Health and Wellness
Your animal's skin can affect its overall health and wellness. When skin conditions such as rashes are left untreated, it can cause infections. Pet infections can quickly spread to the bloodstream. If this happens, your animal will be at serious risk.
You can reduce these types of risks by keeping a close eye on your animal's grooming and watching out for any new or worsening symptoms. Our team can help educate you on how to provide the best care for your pets so that they can enjoy a long and happy life.
Contact Our Veterinarian in Paducah, KY
If you would like to learn more about pet dermatology or any of our other veterinary services, contact Dr. Everett at Paducah Veterinary Clinic. We are happy to answer your questions and provide dermatological care when your furry friend needs it. Call our team today at (270) 443-8835 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.