A Case of the Itchy, Scratchy, Sneezies

Just like people, pets can get itchy skin. 

Their reaction is to scratch or lick constantly at the source of their troubles. If you notice your pet struggling with itchy skin or other skin irritations, or is sneezing constantly and has watery eyes, first, contact your family vet. If, after treatment, the symptoms don’t going away, you may need to be referred to a veterinary dermatologist.

Veterinary dermatologists specialize in the treatment of skin problems in pets. Typically, our BluePearl specialists are board-certified, so they’re experts in this field. They use many different diagnostic tests that your family vet may not have access to to pinpoint a pet’s problem. They can then prescribe ointments, medicated shampoos or medications to relieve your pet’s suffering. Other services include surgery, freezing or laser treatment.

Diagnostic tests and conditions we treat

  • Allergies
  • Allergy testing, allergy shots
  • Autoimmune diseases, like lupus and pemphigus
  • Chronic ear infections and inflammation
  • Cysts and skin tumors
  • Hormone-related skin diseases
  • Hot spots
  • Nutrition-related skin problems
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin parasites
  • Toenail problems

Learn about our other specialties and services