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Allergies & Dermatology

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Is your pet’s itchy skin getting out of hand?

There are many ailments that can impact a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be unpleasant. You don’t want your loved one to suffer and neither do we! 

Diagnosing the Problem

To help your best friend feel better, we must identify the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong just by examining your pet, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies can provide us with the answers we need to move forward with treatment.

Some dermatological issues Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital can assist with include:

  • Allergies
  • Infections (acute or chronic)
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases

Developing a Treatment Plan

Once we’ve diagnosed the problem, the next step is deciding how to best treat it. Depending on your companion’s situation, the solution could be something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex conditions, on the other hand, might call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of treatment methods. 

Signs of a possible skin problem include:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Scabbing or flaking of the skin
  • Hot spots
  • Shedding more than usual
  • Biting, chewing or licking at the affected area

If you notice any of these signs, give Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital a call. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life. 

Blackhawk Veterinary Hospital

423 West 1st Street
Cheney, WA 99004

t: (509) 235-2020

Business Hours

Mon – Fri 8:00am-5pm
Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm