Pet Dermatology

If your pet is constantly itching or their skin seems irritated, the dermatology services at Tanglewilde Veterinary Clinic in Houston, TX, can offer relief.

Comprehensive Pet Dermatology in Houston, TX

Dermatology primarily treats issues with your pet’s skin, nails, or hair. Dogs and cats commonly suffer from allergies, rashes, parasites, and other issues.

Important Note

Tanglewilde Vet Clinic offers dermatology services but is not board-certified in the field. Your pet’s care remains our priority!

Signs Your Pet Requires Dermatology Care

If your pet is suffering from a dermatological or allergy problem, you might notice some of the following signs and symptoms:

  • Excessive itching/scratching
  • Biting or licking a particular area
  • Frequent ear infections
  • Malodorous ears
  • Red, inflamed paws
  • Hives or rash
  • Lumps and bumps on or beneath your pet’s skin
  • Excessive shedding or patchy fur
  • Excessive dander or scabbed skin

Diagnosing and Treating Your Pet

Sometimes, diagnosing a dermatological condition is as simple as a flea preventative and prescribing a medicated bath. Other times, it can be a much more complex process. There are actually hundreds of different allergies and dermatological conditions that can potentially cause trouble for cats and dogs. Some of the most common causes of dermatological problems include:

  • Allergies (food and environmental)
  • Bacterial infections
  • External parasites
  • Malodorous ears
  • Feline acne
  • Fungal infestations
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Immune disorders
  • Ringworm
  • Skin cancer

With so many possible causes, achieving an accurate diagnosis and being able to address the underlying cause of your pet’s symptoms can be a fairly lengthy process.

What to Expect During a Dermatology Appointment

During your pet’s dermatology appointment, our team performs a comprehensive physical examination and may recommend additional tests, such as blood work, to further evaluate your pet’s health. If allergies are suspected, we collaborate with you to identify potential triggers and implement appropriate management strategies.

a vet examining a dog

Referral to Board-Certified Dermatologists

While we strive to provide exceptional dermatological care, complex cases may necessitate referral to board-certified dermatologists for specialized treatment. Rest assured, we maintain close communication with dermatology specialists to ensure your pet receives the highest standard of care.