Diagnosis & Treatment of Pet Skin Care
and Dermatology Conditions

Pet Dermatology

Skin problems in pets can be difficult to diagnose and treatment can be long. Often skin conditions are a result of a combination of irritants: an animal is itching because of a flea infestation, then develops hot spots from excessive scratching, which results in a bacterial infection and possible allergic reaction to the flea bites. Treatment would involve multiple modalities from antiparasitic drugs and parasite preventives, to antibiotics and possible anti-inflammatory agents.

Your Beverly Hills veterinarians are skilled at diagnostic testing for dermatological issues. Once the source of your pet’s problem is identified, their expertise will aid in finding the most effective treatment for the comfort of your pet.

Treating Skin Conditions

A pet’s skin condition may be frustrating, as it often takes time to find the most effective and appropriate treatments.

Various common skin conditions in pets include:

  • Parasites
  • Bacterial infections
  • Dermatitis
  • Fungal infections
  • Allergies
  • Skin tumors
  • Ear infections

Diagnosing a skin disease or condition may require a variety of tests, including blood work, surgical biopsies, and skin scrapes. Treatment of these diseases may include a combination of medications: topical, oral, and injectable.

Our pharmacy is stocked with many of the medications needed to address skin diseases and conditions. These medications may include steroids, antibiotics, antihistamines, topical creams or ointments, antifungal drugs, and shampoos. In some cases, dietary supplements may also be recommended.

Humane Pet Care

Whatever the diagnosis, your pet is most likely suffering. Our focus is on establishing a state of comfort for your pet as soon as possible.

Many treatments do not provide immediate results in alleviating the symptoms and discomfort for your pet. Our team works aggressively to implement medical symptom relief and pain management protocols whenever needed, as well as alternative treatments such as soothing baths, cold packs, scratch prevention devices, or isolation from irritants. We work with you and offer a holistic approach to treatment.

Contact our hospital for help in managing your pet’s skin conditions.

Read more about Skin Problems in Pets from AAHA.