Veterinary Dermatology and Allergy Testing:
Diagnosing Pet Skin Conditions
Every pet has that certain spot that they love to have scratched, but when you notice that your pet is itchy all over or is having other skin-related problems, All Pets Animal Hospital & 24-Hour Emergency Care is here to help.
Pets can have many skin conditions that affect their overall health. All Pets Animal Hospital & 24-Hour Emergency Care is equipped to diagnose and treat a variety of skin issues such as:
- Flea bite dermatitis
- Skin allergies
- Food allergies
- Overactive adrenal gland (hyperadrenocorticism or Cushing’s disease)
- Ringworm fungus (dermatophytosis)
- Bacterial infections (pyoderma)
- Mange (mite infection, demodex mites, sarcoptes mites, and other mites)
- Skin tumors (hystiocytomas, mast cell tumors, others)
Full diagnostic dermatology testing can be completed at our hospital. Our in-house laboratory regularly runs dermatology related tests like:
- Fungus cultures
- Bacterial cultures
- Hormonal assays
- Allergy testing
Anytime you have questions about your pet’s condition, we want you to feel welcomed to contact us. Some symptoms you may notice that would warrant having your pet checked by one of our veterinarians:
- Redness of the skin
- Excessive itching
- Thin coat or hair loss
- Lumps or bumps on the skin
- Excessive chewing of the skin
- Oily coat
- Dry coat
- Odor to the coat
- Open sores
Whether your pet is dealing with a parasite, bacterial infection, hormonal imbalance, or any other cause for their skin condition, the veterinarians at All Pets Animal Hospital & 24-Hour Emergency Care will work with you to bring the issue under control and restore your pet’s comfort and health.
Allergy Testing & Treatment
Similar to people, pets can suffer from many types of allergies, including inhalant allergy (atopic dermatitis or food allergy, flea allergy, or a variety of other substances. All Pets Animal Hospital & 24-Hour Emergency Care provides allergy testing and treatment options for pets so that owners can determine if the allergies stem from pollens, molds, pet diets, or anything else they could come into contact with or ingest.
Advances in veterinary medicine have allowed for successful treatment of most allergies in pets. Our veterinarians have participated in a wide variety of training and continuing education opportunities to be able to provide pets with the most current and effective treatment options.
If your pet exhibits any of the following symptoms, please feel free to contact All Pets Animal Hospital & 24-Hour Emergency Care and consult with our technicians and doctors:
- Excessive itching
- Redness in the ears or between the paws
- Ear problems
- Frequent licking at paws
- Runny eyes
- Excessive sneezing
- Hair loss
- Chronic skin infections
- Chewing at fur or paws
Left untreated, many uncomfortable or even painful related-health problems can occur from allergies. Excessive itching can lead to severe skin infections or permanently damaged ears. Early detection and control of the environmental factors causing a pet’s allergies can help to stop the debilitating progress of their reactions.
All Pets Animal Hospital & 24-Hour Emergency Care regularly diagnoses and treats allergies. For more complicated or stubborn cases, we also maintain an excellent relationship with area specialists from Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, North Houston Vet Specialists, Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists, and Texas A&M University and can consult with veterinary dermatologists on more advanced cases.
If we can be of service to your pet or if you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.