Skin and ear diseases are some of the most common reasons that pets are seen by veterinarians and management of these conditions can be very frustrating. The doctors at Dermatology for Animals (D4A) are experts in the workup, diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases affecting the skin, hair coat, ears and nails.
One of the most common skin conditions managed by veterinary dermatologists is allergies. There are numerous allergic triggers in dogs and cats and pinpointing the underlying cause is imperative for successful treatment. Hypoallergenic food trials and intradermal allergy testing are just some of the specialized tools dermatologists may use to workup and treat you pets’ allergic condition.
Other problems commonly seen by a veterinary dermatologist are infectious skin diseases, parasitic skin diseases, immune mediated skin and nail diseases, endocrine (hormonal) skin diseases, and neoplastic skin conditions. Veterinary dermatologists have an arsenal of specialized diagnostic tools, including cytology, cultures, and biopsies, which help determine the exact cause of your pets skin condition. Once a diagnosis has been made, we work closely with you and your regular veterinarian to establish a treatment plan to get your pet relief.
El Paso Animal Emergency and Veterinary Specialty Center also is a Dermatology for Animals practice.