Allergies & Dermatology

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

There are many different ailments that can affect your furry family member’s skin. Whether it’s a topical problem, like a hot spot or rash, or something more in-depth like an infection, the symptoms can be unpleasant. You don’t want to see your pal suffer like that, and neither do we! That’s why Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon offers professional pet allergy and dermatology services as part of our comprehensive system of care. We want to help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.

 

Diagnosing the Problem

The first step toward helping your companion feel better again is identifying the precise condition he or she is experiencing. Our hospital is outfitted with an in-house laboratory, which allows us to run a number of diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently. We may be able to tell what’s wrong just by examining your pet, 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 of the dermatological issues we can provide assistance with include:

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

 

Developing a Treatment Plan

To determine how best to treat the problem, we will consider a number of unique factors. This allows us to develop a tailor-made approach just for your animal friend, designed to achieve the best possible results. Depending on the situation, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex conditions may call for a combination of treatment methods.

Allergies require a little more work to manage. Once we understand what’s causing your pet’s reactions, we will work toward a solution that will eliminate outbreaks as much as possible. Some allergies can be managed through lifestyle changes, such as switching food products. Others may require a longer-term strategy. Our recommendations will be based on your loved one’s specific needs.

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 signs or symptoms, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Give the experienced professionals at Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon a call. We can help your best friend live a more comfortable life. 

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    • Erin SteierErin Steier

      Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon has taken care of my Australian shepherd Roland since he was 9 weeks old. They have been absolutely amazing. They remember us every time we come in and Roland absolutely loves visiting the vet.

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      We have always had excellent care, got in for appointments when needed and very accommodating around my work schedule. I have gotten test results back quickly and appreciate getting the results via phone calls from Dr. Gass.

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      They have the most caring staff! They make you and your pet feel so comfortable. To top it off they are very thorough explaining things and give you different options on the treatment and care for your pet.

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      We have been going to Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon since we got our dog 16 years ago. They have been wonderful to our dog and to our family. About 5 years ago our dog became very sick and we thought we would have to put him down. Dr. Lafond saw us and started talking about her dog when it was sick. Due to talking to her we found out our dog was allergic to penicillin. He was taking a medication due to teeth cleaning which had penicillin in it. If it wasn’t for Dr. Lafond we believe we would have lost him! Due to old age we had to put our beloved Thumper down this past spring. The love and support we got from Dr. Lafond and the staff was more than what we could imagine! Thank you so much for taking such good care of Thumper!

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      They saved my doggy's life & were so kind & caring!!

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      Asti, Matti loved and now Ozzy Loves Dr. Barker, Julie M. And the rest of the staff! Thank you for all you have done in the past and do now for me and my fur babies, you are the best!

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