Pet skin issues, especially those that cause itching or pain, can be uncomfortable for your pet and you. When your pet’s skin issues don’t resolve with typical medication, you need to consult a qualified veterinary dermatologist. At West Boca Veterinary Center in Boca Raton, we treat many skin conditions, including:

  • Skin disease
  • Ear infections
  • Food allergies
  • Bacterial and fungal skin infections
  • Allergic skin disease
  • Immune-mediated skin diseases


Our veterinarian also recommends you visit us if your pet shows these signs: 

  • Hair/fur loss
  • Dry/flaky skin
  • Constant rubbing of the ears or face
  • Scooting
  • Chewing or biting of the skin
  • Excessive licking or scratching
  • Irritated or red skin or sores
  • Strange lumps or bumps on their skin

Please contact our veterinarian if your pet has bitten or scratched themselves to the extent that the sores are bleeding. Lesions can lead to infections.

What Causes Pet Skin Conditions?

Just like people, substances in your pet’s habitat can cause them to develop skin conditions due to allergic reactions. Some pets have reactions to their food ingredients or underlying health problems. This might cause your pet’s skin to become sore, itching, or uncomfortable. Other causes of skin conditions in pets include:

  • Ear mites
  • Bacterial infections
  • Parasitic bites
  • Hives
  • Skin allergies
  • Environmental allergies

Skin irritations can develop into severe infections. Bring your pet to us for early diagnosis and treatment to help prevent more severe skin problems from developing. The cause of your pet’s skin condition determines the type of medications they will require. Once your pet has been diagnosed and treated, our vet will recommend steps to help prevent problems from recurring. Changing your pet’s grooming products and diet are all possible measures you can take to keep your pet’s skin healthy. We can also recommend parasite prevention measures.

Contact West Boca Veterinary Center in Boca Raton for Pet Dermatology Care

Avoid treating your pet’s skin conditions with herbal ointments or home remedies. Some botanical ingredients can help relieve human skin conditions but can worsen your pet’s skin conditions by dehydrating skin or aggravating infections. West Boca Veterinary Center in Boca Raton offers the best dermatology care for your pet. Call us today at (561) 451-8838 for more information or to schedule an appointment.  

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