Allergies & Dermatology

Is your pet’s itchy skin keeping you both up at night?

There are many different ailments that can affect a companion animal’s skin. Whether it’s a topical problem, like a hot spot or rash, or something more in-depth like an infection, the symptoms can be unpleasant. You don’t want to see your pal suffer like that, and neither do we! That’s why Animal Medical Center of Bel Air offers professional pet allergy and dermatology services as part of our comprehensive system of care. We want to help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.

 

Diagnosing the Problem

The first step toward helping your pet feel better again is identifying the precise condition he or she is experiencing. Our hospital is outfitted with an in-house laboratory, which allows us to run a number of diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently. We may be able to tell what’s wrong just by examining your pet, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the answers we need to move forward with a cure.

Some of the dermatological issues we can provide assistance with include:

  • Allergies (food and/or environmental)
  • Infections (acute or chronic)
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Tumors
  • Skin cancer

 

Developing a Treatment Plan

To determine how best to treat the problem, we will consider a number of unique factors. This allows us to develop a tailor-made approach just for your pet, designed to achieve the best possible results. Depending on the situation, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex conditions may call for a combination of treatment methods.

Allergies require a little more work to manage. Once we understand what’s causing your pet’s reactions, we will work toward a solution that will eliminate outbreaks as much as possible. Some allergies can be managed through lifestyle changes, such as switching food products. Others may require a longer-term strategy. Our recommendations will be based on your pet’s specific needs.

Signs of a possible skin problem include:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Scabbing or flaking of the skin
  • Hot spots
  • Shedding more than usual
  • Biting, chewing or licking at the affected area
  • Bumps or lumps on or under the skin

If you notice any of these signs or symptoms, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Give the experienced professionals at Animal Medical Center of Bel Air a call. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.

 

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    • Donna PatnodeDonna Patnode

      We had our first visit on Saturday and love this place!! Louie and I got instructions on how to brush his teeth. We picked chicken flavored toothpaste!! They took a very cute photo of Louie, a red long haired miniature dioxie. Understood Louie's allergies to shots and meds and explained how to brush his teeth to keep his teeth and gums healthy!! Louie is so loveable and I am so glad I found this vetinary practice!!

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    • Treacy McNeeleyTreacy McNeeley

      They have take such good care of Raven and Foxy !

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    • Tara McGuckinTara McGuckin

      Truly wonderful staff and Doctors!! I have been there several times through the years. I can't tell you enough how wonderful everyone here is. I have had to put down two of my cat babies here and everyone was so kind to both me and my sick cats. My cat Ping was happy and actually purring right before it was "time". I am forever grateful for that.

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    • Madison MarstellerMadison Marsteller

      Amazing service! Not my normal vet but they were the only place open on sundays so i went there. only took about 15/20 minutes and my kitten is all better! the next day i was sent via email a link to an app to make appointments, keep up with vaccinations and checkups and such! i was emailed again and they asked how she was doing! i’ve never had a vet do that, i think it’s awesome.

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    • Renegade-Rene Morales-EscobarRenegade-Rene Morales-Escobar

      They take excellent care of the service dogs for RENEGADES FOUNDATION. They even take care of our feline Sprinkles-Sparkles.

      The photo attached is our service chiweenie, Raven.

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    • Glenn RaniereGlenn Raniere

      Great place for pets and owners.

      Dexter had his photo taken today May 28, 2014 they posted the photo also.

      Thank you

      Glenn & Dexter

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    • Barbara Fisher LandesBarbara Fisher Landes

      Dr Chaudry is a very good vet and has always been very professional and knowledgeable when it comes to my pets care.

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