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Dermatology Care with our Bossier City, LA Veterinarian

Pets often itch and scratch as part of their daily routine, but there are certain times when you can tell that there is something going on that is causing them discomfort and irritation. If your Bossier City area pet is in need of dermatology services, come to Viking Drive Veterinary Hospital. Whether the cause of their affliction is a food allergy, or they have been infested by fleas, we can help. Prompt attention can prevent the situation from getting worse, and have your pet feeling great again!

Dog scratchingCommon Skin Ailments that Your Pet May Experience

Dermatology issues in pets are generally centered around bites, allergies and fur and skin conditions caused by environmental factors. When treated right away, common dermatological conditions are easily remedied. If your pet is constantly itching and scratching, or experiencing discomfort due to a skin condition, there are a few common culprits:

  • Fleas or ticks - even if your pet is taking preventative medicine, it is possible for them to become infested. If your home remedies are not effective, call us today to schedule an appointment.
  • Allergies - skin allergies can be caused by many different factors, with reactions to food ingredients one of the most prevalent. We can conduct a removal diet where we take certain ingredients out of your pet's diet and then reintroduce them to determine if they are the cause. 
  • Rash - whether from insect bites or fungus, rashes that go untreated can lead to infection and more serious issues. Prompt attention can help ease your pet's discomfort and prevent the condition from worsening.
  • Dry skin - environmental factors and skin allergies are the two most common causes of dry skin in pets. Typically, a topical cream can solve the problem and help your pet feel like themselves again!

We can treat all of the above conditions that your pet may experience. Skin allergies are becoming more prevalent in pets even as many owners move their furry friends away from grain-based foods and other known triggers. Call us today for an appointment if your pet is showing signs of discomfort from their skin irritation or rash.

Is Your Pet in Need of Dermatology Services for a Rash or Other Skin Irritation? Contact Viking Drive Veterinary Hospital in Bossier City, LA Today!

Call Viking Drive Veterinary Hospital today at (318) 747-9150 to schedule an appointment. Most of the rash and skin irritation cases that we see are easily treated with your pet feeling much better in no time! You can request an appointment through our easy to use the online patient portal.

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