Pet Dermatology & Allergy Testing in North Palm Beach
Dogs Have Allergies & Need Skincare Too, Call Today
Does your dog lick, bite, chew and scratch? Does your dog get frequent ear infections? Does your dog break out in crusts or bumps?
These are signs of atopic dermatitis or allergic skin disease. Atopic dermatitis is a genetically determined tendency to have allergic reactions to normal substances in the environment, like mold, dust mites, dander, pollens, and flea saliva.
Allergies in the dog are similar to hay fever in people, except that a pet’s allergies affect their skin. Allergies can be controlled, but not cured, and will usually get worse if not treated. Dr. Jennifer Prior at Village Animal Clinic has a special interest in the diseases of the skin.
Our dermatology and allergy expertise includes:
- Atopy/allergic skin diseases
- Bacterial and fungal skin infections
- Blood allergy testing
- Ear diseases and recurrent otitis externa
- Ear flush
- Ear polyp removal
- Genodermatoses (hereditary skin diseases)
- Hormonally-induced hair loss and skin diseases
- Immune-mediated skin diseases
- Intradermal allergy testing (skin testing)
- Parasitic diseases
- Serum allergy testing
Benefits of Allergy Testing in Dogs
Unlike people, dogs can't tell you when they're having an allergic reaction. However, they do demonstrate a variety of external signs that could point to needing further testing. Our North Palm Beach dog allergy testing services provide a variety of benefits. Specifically, the results of the test can be used to determine a path forward for your pet. This way, the scratching and skin irritations subside. Allow our team to help you find the answers you need.
The Spa Experience for Dogs
Village Animal Clinic offers a wonderful spa experience for your pet, which includes: bathing, brushing out, clipping mats, cleaning ears, and a pedicure (toe nail trim). For those pets with sensitive skin and allergy issues, we offer a soothing medicated bath. Our highly trained staff will also take time to blow dry your pet and help make the bath a stress free experience. We have been caring for the four legged family members of North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Lake Park, Juno Beach, Riviera Beach, Singer Island, and Jupiter since 1966.