We can assist with skin issues.
Our staff has significant training and experience in recognizing, diagnosing and treating diseases of the skin of animals, including the ear, hair, nail, and mouth. Many veterinary skin diseases are similar to conditions in humans, and training in comparative medicine is important. However, most veterinary skin disorders are unique and may occur in only one of the many types of animals a veterinarian cares for. These diseases range from skin cancer to allergies, and treatment options vary tremendously. Skin disease can also present as a manifestation of an underlying internal disease process. Thus, in addition to dermatology, veterinary dermatologists are also trained in internal medicine, immunology, and allergy.
Common symptoms of skin disease:
- Does your pet constantly lick, chew, bite, scratch or shake his or her head?
- Is there hair loss, scabs or dandruff?
- Do you notice a change in the skin or coat’s color or texture?
- Is there a bad odor from the pet’s skin or ears?
Common skin diseases are caused by, and include the following:
- Environmental contaminants
- Mites (i.e. sarcoptic mange, demodicosis)
- Autoimmune skin diseases
- Superficial and deep skin infections
- Skin masses
Common tests used to assure an accurate diagnosis include:
- Intradermal allergy testing
- Blood tests
- Skin biopsies
Treatment depends on the diagnosis, but may include:
- Food allergy trial diets
- Special shampoos
- Immune therapy
- Compounded medications (i.e. transdermal medication)
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Mobile Pet Clinic
If you need veterinary services in Meridian but are unable to travel, we can help! Our mobile pet care clinic will travel to your home to ensure your pet receives the help it needs. We offer mobile pet care to homes in Meridian, Eagle, Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, Star, Kuna and anywhere in the Treasure Valley. Save time and money by treating your pet in the comfort of your home!
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