Vet Dermatology for Cats & Dogs
We realize how annoying chronic and recurring recurrent skin conditions, ear infections, and allergies can be for cats and dogs. Our vets also know how frustrating it can be for pet parents that have to manage these kinds of problems.
At Nolana Animal Hospital in McAllen our knowledgable vets are able to diagnose, treat and prevent a range of skin, coat, ear, and nail diseases and conditions that can arise for a variety of reasons including allergic reactions.
Our Veterinary Dermatological Services
At Nolana Animal Hospital our veterinarians offer the following dermatological services:
- Diagnosis & treatment of hair loss and hormonal disease
- Ear & nose disorder treatments
- Diagnosis & treatment of paw and nail disorders
- Diagnosis & treatment of skin cancer and tumor diagnosis and treatment
- Identification & treatment of immune disorders
- Mites treatment
If your kitty or pup is displaying any signs of an allergic reaction or skin irritation contact our veterinarians in McAllen as quickly as you are able, so we can diagnose and treat any uncomfortable conditions before they become worse.
Veterinary Dermatologist Specialist Referrals
If our vets can't diagnose or provide treatment for your pet's specific allergy or condition we will refer you to a cat or dog dermatologist for detailed allergy testing and diagnosis. We will work closely with you and your pet's specialist to provide treatment for your pet's dermatology condition.
Skin Problem & Allergy FAQs
To learn more about the veterinary dermatology services we offer, or to get answers to a question about your pet's condition see our FAQs below.
Can't find the answer you are looking for? Contact our knowledgable McAllen vets today.
- What are common skin conditions in dogs and cats?
There are various skin conditions that can affect cats and dogs, however, some are more common than others. These include itching, allergies, skin irritation, hair loss, hot spots, flea bites, and dry skin. Skin allergies can vary dramatically from a mild, temporary problem to more severe conditions that can cause skin infections and other health issues.
- What causes skin problems in dogs and cats?
Cats and dogs can develop skin problems for a wide range of reasons from allergic reactions to substances in their environment, such as chemicals in cleaning products. Other skin problems can develop as a result of a reaction to ingredients in their food, an underlying disease or condition, or fleas.
- What are some ways to help prevent pet skin problems?
The preventive measures that can be taken depend on the specific cause of your pet's skin problem. Once the problem has been diagnosed and treated, your vet will be able to tell you how you can prevent the problem from happening again.
Things that may help include changes in your pet's diet or your household products, flea treatment, hypoallergenic soaps, and grooming products, brushing to prevent matting, or a quieter, less stressful environment for the pet.
- When should I bring my pet to the vet for a skin problem?
You should make a dermatological appointment with one of our vets if your pet has scratched or bitten themselves to the point where they develop sores or start to bleed, if they are losing fur at an alarming rate, or if they have a strange bump or lump on the skin.
- What if my pet is scratching, but shows no visible signs of skin problems?
If your pet is scratching or grooming excessively, but you do not see any visible indicators that there is a skin problem, you should still take your pet to the vet. Excessive scratching and grooming can be a sign of a variety of underlying conditions and can cause skin problems if left untreated.
Inhalent (Atopy) Allergies in McAllen Cats & Dogs
In the state of Texas, there are lots of pollens, molds, dust mites, and other irritants in the air, that your pet can inhale and have an allergic reaction to.
Even though, your furry friend inhales these allergens they will most likely develop a skin reaction which can include skin inflammation, scratching, biting, and licking. When pets continuously scratch, bite and lick at their skin they can cause abrasions, loss of fur, and skin infections. Contact our vets if you believe your cat or dog has an inhalant allergy.