Dermatology refers to the study of the skin. Skin disease is a frequently observed problem in dogs and cats. Diagnosing a skin problem in your pet requires an examination by a veterinarian. Some skin diseases or problems require additional steps to accurately obtain a diagnosis. Additional diagnostic procedures may include blood work, skin scraping, biopsies, allergy testing.
The cause of skin problems range from hormonal disorders to the common flea. At Ark Veterinary Hospital we offer second opinion to surrounding veterinary practices in the diagnoses and care of chronic skin conditions.