Scratching is the natural reaction when your skin itches, whether you're a person or an animal. Although a few seconds of vigorous scratching may feel good initially, raking your nails over your s ...View Article
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Like humans, pets can suffer from skin conditions, as well. Our Radford veterinarian staff can evaluate, diagnose, manage, and treat your pet's skin issue and help you learn how to manage it at home, allowing both you and your pet to spend more time enjoying time and less time dealing with itchy, uncomfortable symptoms!
Dogs and cats of all breeds may be susceptible to skin issues, which can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
Many times, two or more of these issues can occur together, for instance, a paw pad burn from hot pavement or a flea bite may become infected with bacteria. You can usually tell if your pet is suffering from a skin condition, as the animal may show signs such as:
Understanding the underlying cause of your pet's skin problems is the primary goal of the pet dermatology team here at our veterinary hospital in Radford. We may run special tests, including lab work and diagnostic imaging, to help us figure out the source of your pet's scratching, itching, and general skin discomfort. We'll also ask for your input and take skin samples as needed.
Based on our findings, we'll be able to give your pet a customized treatment plan to address its symptoms. Treatments are multi-factorial and can include:
We also have an in-house pet pharmacy to make it even more convenient for you to order, fill, and pick up any products that will be helpful for your animal.
Do you believe your animal is suffering from a skin condition? Contact us at the Radford Animal Hospital by calling (540) 639-3891 to schedule an appointment with a Radford veterinarian. We also serve nearby communities including Christiansburg, Blacksburg, Dublin, and Fairlawn, so if you live in the area, consider us for all your pets specialized and routine care needs!