Just like humans, your pet can have health needs that require specialization. At Our Pet Vets in San Diego, CA, our practice utilizes dermatology to help our pet patients. But why would a pet need it? Irritation or rash can be common, but there are other reasons too. Here are some reasons why dermatology can be important for keeping your pet healthy.
Your pet’s allergies may impact the skin. Rash and irritation cam leave your pet uncomfortable and open them up to the risk of infection. If you think your pet has allergies, pet dermatology can help confirm it. A veterinarian on our veterinary team can also help give you information about how to avoid flare-ups and soothe your pet’s discomfort.
Toenails are also handled by dermatology. If your pet is having issues with their toenails or claw, it can also cause discomfort and pain. Fungal infections, broken toenails, and other injuries need to be treated. Otherwise, they could impact your pet’s mobility and risk sending an infection into their other body systems. When you bring your pet to a veterinarian on our veterinary yeam to treat damaged or infected toenails, dermatology can help them treat the problem.
Cysts and Tumors
Your pet may develop cysts or benign tumors on their skin as they get older. While these growths are not cancerous, they can be detrimental to your pet’s health. Since they are impacting the skin, dermatology can help handle them. Depending on the size and location of the cyst or benign tumor, they may need to be either observed or treated. A veterinarian on our veterinary team can help remove them from the skin without causing further damage to your pet’s health.
Unfortunately, pets can also develop skin cancers. If you notice a lesion or mass on your pet, you may need to bring them to a veterinarian at our practice for a checkup as soon as you can. Sometimes the mass will be malignant. While treating your pet’s skin cancer, a veterinarian on our veterinary team can use dermatology to help handle it.
There are multiple types of treatment for skin cancer in pets and the best choice may depend on a number of factors. A veterinarian on our veterinary team can help you make the best decision for your pet’s health and happiness.
Get Our Pet Dermatology Services from a Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team for Your Pet’s Skin Irritation or Rash
Dermatology can be an important part of veterinary care. It specializes in the skin and nails, providing the individual care that these areas need. At Our Pet Vets in San Diego, CA, we include dermatology within our scope of practice. If you are looking for veterinary care for a rash or skin irritation, make an appointment with our office today by calling +1 (619) 225-8000 for Scotts St., or +1 (619) 463-9861 for University Ave.