Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care for our patients in order to make them feel more comfortable and lead a good quality of life. Since long-term monitoring of these diseases is often necessary, excellent communcation between our staff and our clients is extremely important. Together, the doctor and client can diagnose dermatologic disease and implement a treament protocol tailored for each individual animal.
Treatment for a dermatology skin condition is tailored to each animal's needs. Often, a combination of procedures is used to alleviate pain and heal the source of irritation in skin conditions.
Allergies in pets typically involve diagnostic tests, immunotherapy, and long-term planning for management of the offending allergens. Whatever your circumstances or challenges, our team is dedicated to extraordinary patient treatment with continuous, comprehensive support for pet owners.
Diagnostics include basic blood work, imaging techniques, and a vast array of specialized testing and advanced technology. Other diagnostic options include:
- Acetate tape preparations
- Bacterial cultures for ear and skin
- Digital photographs
- Ear cytology, myringotomy, and otoscopy
- Fine needle aspirate
- Flea combing
- Food elimination diet
- Fungal cultures and preparations
- Impression smears
- Serology allergy testing
- Skin scraping, cytology, biopsies, and histology
We employ diagnostic trichograms for microscopic examination of the hair and root; Tzanc preparations, a rapid test to diagnose herpes virus infections; and use of the Wood's Lamp, a UV light that exposes fungal infections and other disease of the surface of the skin.
At Anderson's Corner Animal Hospital we diagnose and treat a variety of pet skin conditions, including:
- Acral lick dermatitis
- Acute moist dermatitis (hot spots)
- Alopecia (hair loss)
- Auto-immune skin disease
- Bacterial skin infections
- Drug reactions
- Ear disease
- Ectoparasitic disease (fleas, lice)
- Endocrine/metabolic skin disease
- Environmental allergies (atopy)
- Flea allergy dermatitis
- Fungal yeast skin infections
- Genetic/congenital skin disease
- Skin Cancer