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ALLERGIES & DERMATOLOGY

Is your pet’s itchy skin keeping you both up at night?

There are plenty of ailments that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be downright unpleasant. You don’t want your best friend to suffer and neither do we! 

The professional allergy and dermatology services at Sweetbriar Veterinary Clinic will help get your pet as healthy on the outside as on the inside.

Diagnosing the Problem

To help your furry friend feel better, we must identify precisely what’s causing the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong through a physical exam, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the answers we need to move forward with a cure.

Some dermatological conditions we assist with include:

  • Allergies (food and/or environmental)
  • Infections (acute or chronic)
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Tumors
  • Skin cancer

Developing a Treatment Plan

Once we’ve pinpointed the problem, the next step is determining how to best treat it. Depending on the situation, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical medication. More complex conditions may 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
  • Bumps or lumps on or under the skin

If you notice any of these red flags, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Give us a call. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life. 


Our Services

Wellness & Vaccinations
Allergies & Dermatology
Nutrition & Weight Management
Diagnostics
Dentistry
Surgery
Chiropractic Care
Behavioral Counseling
Critical Care
Hospice Care


Working Hours

Monday – Friday: 
8:00am-12:00pm |  1:00pm-5:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm
Sunday: Closed