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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    • Iven Maurice GarlandIven Maurice Garland

      Very professional and friendly. King warmed right up to the vets:)

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    • Fay FosterFay Foster

      I took a poodle/mutt guy that got bite in nose and mouth (thru the fence) by a neighbors pit/rotty. Blackie was crying sitting in one spot of the yard. Blood coming from nose and mouth. He was make a snorting sound like swallowing blood. I didn’t know how bad bite was or if serve.

      I googled and called and ladies said bring him in. We were both scared. When I arrived at vet office ladies were great. Gentleman working there were super nice and kind to me and Blackie.

      The vet (male vet) was very nice and checked Blackie. We left with pain meds and antibodies.

      Blackie was hurt bad thank goodness. The staff and vet were great.

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    • Treacy McNeeleyTreacy McNeeley

      They have take such good care of Raven and Foxy !

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    • Lydia TanksleyLydia Tanksley

      the staff is wonderful. through tough times they are always there.

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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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    • Amy BockAmy Bock

      Recently I had to bring my cat in for some procedures. Given her nervous tendencies, I expected her to be a little rattled when I picked her up - but she couldn't have been happier, and it was clear she'd been well taken care of. Thank you!

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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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