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Dermatology is the study of skin diseases. Skin diseases are very common in dogs and cats and can be frustrating and challenging to diagnose and treat without proper knowledge and tests.

Similar to people, dogs and cats can be allergic to almost anything-plants, food, and items in their household. Symptoms of allergies can be anything from itchy skin (also known as pruritis), infections of the ears or eyes, constant licking of paws or other areas of the body, and even vomiting or diarrhea! Many pets suffer from allergies for months before it is noticed, which can directly impact their quality of life, as well as that of their owner’s.

Our team can discuss options that will help diagnose the underlying condition that is causing your pet's miserable skin problems. Tests may include allergy testing, skin preparations under a microscope, and even skin biopsies. These results will guide us to what treatment options are best for your pet, and what will allow the quickest resolution of your pet’s condition.

With time and patience, and if managed properly, pet allergies can be controlled. This will allow your pet to live in peace and comfort.

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Common pet allergens

Below are common allergens that may affect your pet. Ask your pet’s veterinarian about the simple ways you can find out if your pet has allergies and how we can help.


  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Corn
  • Soy


  • Flea dirt
  • Pet dander
  • Dust mites
  • Cleaning products
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Perfumes


  • Regional plants and pollens
  • Molds
  • Grasses