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Veterinary Dermatology deals with and helps to treat all types of skin diseases and infections that your pet may encounter. Skin rashes, allergies, and other pet dermatology problems are some of the most common conditions we treat here at Bay Park Veterinary Clinic in San Diego. Remember, pet skin conditions should be professionally diagnosed and properly treated by a veterinarian. A pet store employee or groomer is not qualified to advise you and, by delaying a visit to your San Diego vet, you could put your pet's health at risk. If your pet has recurrent skin problems, or skin has not cleared up from the use of medicated shampoo or lotions, be sure to see your vet to avoid your pet's continued discomfort--or a worsening health condition.
Your pet’s skin is a large body organ that supports many crucial bodily functions including:
Most skin diseases can be categorized as bacterial, fungal or allergic. Skin problems may seem minor because they appear to be happening on the surface of the body. In reality, however, skin ailments can be external signs of serious systemic disease, like hormonal imbalances or an immune system disorder.
Of course, in a sunny climate like San Diego, our other major concern is skin cancer, which can spread (metastasize) if not promptly treated. Beyond your pet's potential discomfort or underlying illness, skin diseases, like parasites, ringworm, and MRSA (antibiotic resistant bacterial infection), can spread to you or your family.
Many of these symptoms overlap, but any or all indicate a need to see your pet dermatology expert (our veterinarian in San Diego):
Our pet dermatology diagnostic and treatment options include:
If your pet has itchy skin or red skin, schedule an exam at Bay Park Veterinary Clinic. Our veterinarians can help get to the root of your pet’s skin problem and provide effective treatment for quick recovery. Contact us today at 619-276-1616.
New client exams are only $25.