Managing Cat and Dog Skin Issues and Allergies in Acton, MA

If your pet is constantly scratching, licking, or biting their skin, it may be more than just a minor irritation. These are common signs of skin issues and allergies in dogs and cats, which can cause continuous discomfort and affect their overall quality of life. At Acton Animal Hospital, we recognize the impact of these conditions and are here to help address your pet's dermatological needs.

Get relief for your pet’s itching. Call (978) 263-7477 or request an appointment online today!

Signs of Allergies and Skin Issues in Pets

Cats and dogs can exhibit several symptoms that may indicate skin problems or allergies. These signs often include:

  • Excessive scratching or licking
  • Red, inflamed skin
  • Scabs or hot spots
  • Dandruff or flaky skin
  • Hair loss in certain areas
  • Ear infections, which may be caused by allergic reactions

Noticing these signs early can lead to quicker, more effective management of your pet's condition. If you observe any of these symptoms, get in touch with Acton Animal Hospital so we can help.

Types of Allergies and Skin Disorders Our Pets Experience

Itchy skin, ear infections, allergies, and other related problems are more common in pets than you might think. The most frequent causes of skin discomfort in pets include:

  • Flea Allergy Dermatitis: An allergic reaction to flea bites, often causing severe itching and skin inflammation.

  • Food Allergies: Certain protein or grain components in food can trigger allergic reactions, leading to skin issues.

  • Environmental Allergens: Pollen, mold, and dust mites can cause atopic dermatological conditions in pets, similar to hay fever in humans.

  • Parasites: Ear mites and mange mites are other common culprits of ear infections and itchy, irritated skin.

Understanding what triggers your pet's allergies can be a step toward relief. Our hospital offers testing and treatment options to identify and manage these triggers effectively.

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How Our Team Can Help

At Acton Animal Hospital, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for cat and dog skin issues and allergies. Our approach includes:

  • Diagnosis: We use advanced diagnostic tools to determine the specific causes of your pet's skin problems.

  • Customized Treatment Plans: Based on the diagnosis, we develop personalized treatment strategies that may include medicated baths, prescription medications, allergy vaccines, or dietary adjustments.

  • Ongoing Support: Our team is committed to guiding you through your pet's treatment process, offering advice and support for managing allergies and skin conditions long-term.

We understand the challenges that come with pet dermatology issues and are here to provide the care your pet needs with compassion and expertise. Our goal is to improve your pet's health and comfort, allowing them to lead a happier, more active life.

If you're concerned about cat and dog skin issues or allergies, call Acton Animal Hospital at (978) 263-7477.