Florida’s warm, humid weather can wreak havoc on your dog or cat’s skin, causing them to need professional dermatological treatment. Fleas, allergies, and ear infections are all more prevalent in our tropical climate. We can provide the information, services, and products you need to keep your pet looking and feeling their best.
At-Home Dermatological Care
The best way to prevent the need of dermatological treatments is through proper pet hygiene, which means regular baths (for dogs). Also remember to always clean your pet’s ears after every bath, after swimming, and, for maintenance, twice a week.
Fleas and ticks can not only cause your pet to be infected and itchy, but they can also transmit serious diseases. Call our office today for information about the newest flea- and tick-control medication for your pet or visit our online store.
Common Pet Dermatological Issues
Cats and dogs can exhibit a number of skin-related diseases. We off dermatological treatment for the following:
Treating the symptoms is often the easy part. Determining the cause of the problem requires veterinary medical skill and experience. Itchiness may be caused by flea or food allergies, bacterial and fungal infections, or a combination of the above. If your pet has hair loss, they might have a skin infection, ringworm, or mange. If your puppy has raised pustules on his groin area, it may not be insect bites but rather a type of skin infection. With proper diagnosis, we can get your pet on systemic and topical medications to help them feel happy and healthy. Doing skin cytologies, skin scrapings, and fungal cultures, Dr. Fondren can diagnose your pet’s problem and get them on the road to recovery.
Fortunately, Dr. Fondren has a special interest in dermatological treatments and has spent countless hours of her spare time reading and attending seminars and lectures on skin diseases. Much of her practice is dedicated to diagnosing and treatment of skin diseases.