Don’t Let Your Pet Be Miserable

Skin Conditions Are Treatable

At Countryside, we take a special interest in making your pet comfortable by first working to identify what the actual allergy or skin issue is. We then work with you to develop a plan and manage the symptoms.

​We utilize a number of diagnostic tools that allow us to determine the cause of the skin problems and allergies including: skin and blood tests, food trials, fecal samples, elimination diets and ear scopes.

Countryside Image showing common canine skin allergies
Take Notice

Identifying Skin Issues

In chronic cases the skin may turn dark or black. In the pictures, the traumatized skin is black and the more normal skin is pink.

Continuous scratching
Constant biting or chewing
Excessive licking of feet, legs or belly region
Recurring skin or ear infections
Chronic anal sac problems
Shaking of head / rubbing face
Hair loss or hot spots​
Waxy or smelly ears

Keep In Mind:

Skin allergies are often a chronic problem that need to be continually treated. The earlier you recognize the symptoms of skin allergies, the sooner we can determine the cause. Once cause of the irritation is established we can keep your pet happy and comfortable. If you suspect your pet is experiencing any unpleasant symptoms of skin conditions or allergies, it's time to make an appointment!

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From the Blog

News & Articles

As many of our clients know, we love sharing our knowledge and important animal health news. Our blog contains valuable educational resources in one easy location.

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Dec 22

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Nov 19

Adopt A Senior Pet Month: Inspiring Stories

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4 Jan

Walk Your Dog to a Healthier 2023

Walking your dog is the best form of mental and physical exercise for both of you. Find your momentum and explore new hiking trails with our handy list for locals.
More
1 Jan

National Train Your Dog Month: You CAN Teach An Old Dog New Tricks!

January is National Train Your Dog Month, and to celebrate, our doctors and techs have shared some advice that helped them train their own pets.
More
2 May

How To Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

Summer is quickly approaching, which means many people are gearing up for all of their outdoor adventures! If you're lucky enough...
More
17 Dec

So You Just Got A New Puppy? What You Need To Know

Getting a new puppy is super exciting. After all, you are picking out a new member of your family who will enrich your life for years to come...
More
17 Dec

So You Just Got A New Kitten? What You Need To Know

It's hard to beat the preciousness of a kitten. These small bundles of fur have the cutest meows, and they are so curious and playful...
More
23 Oct

Halloween: Precautions To Celebrate Safely With Your Pet

Halloween has become a holiday to celebrate not only with your children and friends but with your pets, as well. Many owners look forward to...
More
17 Jun

Summer Care Checklist For Your Pet

Summer is here and we've created a handy checklist you can use to ensure your furry best friend’s seasonal health and wellness needs are met.
More
22 Dec

Ask a Vet Tech: Tips for new pet owners.

Getting a new pet is so exciting. The Vet Techs at Countryside have put together some tips to help you welcome your new pet into your home with success and happiness.
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