Dermatitis is the general term for any affliction of the skin. Dermatitis can be caused by allergies, skin cancer, hormonal disorders, autoimmune diseases, tumors, or infections. If your pet suffers from dermatitis, they are likely irritated and uncomfortable. Just like when a human has allergies, it is enough to upset the mood and dampen the spirits.
At Cherokee Hospital for Animals, we would like to help animals who are victims of allergies and other dermatological conditions to find relief.
If you are worried your pet might be suffering from a dermatological condition, pay attention for these signs:
If you notice several of these symptoms, or one or two to an extreme, it might be time to call our warm office assistants and make an appointment to discuss the matter with a veterinarian.
To diagnose the cause of the dermatitis, the veterinarian will begin with a physical examination. Then, they will order some tests to check their hypotheses about what could be causing the irritation.
One of the most common causes of dermatological conditions are allergies. Thankfully, there are many methods of treating allergies which range from injections to simple avoidance of the allergen. If this is the case, the doctor will will order testing to confirm their hypotheses.
Here are a few of the most common pet allergens:
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