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.
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.
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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