Skin problems are common in dogs and cats. They can be caused by:

  • Hormonal disorders
  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Parasites such as fleas and mites.

These issues should be addressed promptly.

At Beach Avenue Animal Hospital we diagnose a skin problem through a medical assessment. Some dermatologic diseases or conditions do require additional diagnostic procedures to ensure a correct diagnosis. We may run blood work or perform a urinalysis, skin scraping, or biopsies.

Contact us if you notice your dog or cat scratching excessively or if he or she develops any bare patches, scabs, scaling, redness, inflammation, lumps, or bumps.