Dogs and cats are prone to many common skin conditions. While not usually life threatening, allergies in pets do cause discomfort. Contact us to how we can help your pet!

Pet Dermatology

While external parasites are often the cause of skin irritations, animals can suffer additional problems as a result of stress, boredom, fungal or bacterial infections, allergies, and contact irritants.

In this area of North Carolina, there is a high percentage of animals that suffer from environmental skin allergies. Inhalant allergies that tend to make humans sneeze make pets itch, rub their faces and chew their feet. Food allergies can also create itchy pets. At North Elm, we’ll help manage your pet’s skin allergies and provide complete protection against skin parasites and irritants. Sometimes a special diet is advised to see if your pet may have a food allergy.

Common signs of allergies include:

  • Excessive licking
  • Chewing on the feet and rubbing the face
  • Compulsive scratching
  • Itchy ears and ear infections
  • Regularly rubbing body or body parts against the ground, walls, furniture, etc.
  • Frequent sneezing and/or wheezing
  • Skin irritation/fur loss

If you suspect your dog may have an allergy, please give us a call.