Pet Dermatology

Seeing your pet scratching or constantly licking an area can be concerning as a pet owner. Your pet could be suffering from a skin issue that requires veterinary care. Skin and fur conditions are common in pets, but these conditions can lead to significant health issues if left untreated. Dessau Veterinary Clinic in Austin, TX, can help manage and treat your pet’s skin issues and allergies to ensure it continues living a long, healthy life. We are here to discuss common pet skin issues we see and how we can treat them.

Pet Dermatology


Pet skin allergies are typically the most common pet dermatology issue seen at our animal clinic. Skin issues, including hives and rashes, can occur due to allergies. Your pet may be allergic to household cleaners, pollen, mold, or even types of food. Your veterinarian near you can determine which things your pet is allergic to and recommend methods to mitigate your pet’s exposure. Treatment for allergies may include medications, changes in diet, or lifestyle changes to minimize exposure.

Bald Spots

Your companion may suffer bald spots for a variety of reasons. Alopecia, ringworm, pet skin allergies, pressure sores, and many other things can result in bald spots. You should contact your veterinarian if your pet’s hair is thinning in specific areas. Early treatment could prevent several health complications.


Mange is a parasitic skin condition that occurs when mites invade your pet’s skin, causing itchiness, irritation, inflammation, and hair loss. The two types of mange are sarcoptic mange and demodectic mange. Sarcoptic mange occurs from mites that burrow underneath your pet’s skin, while demodectic mange occurs from mites that reside on the hair follicles. Your veterinarian can prescribe topical or oral medication to treat mange.

Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks are common among cats and dogs and can cause several symptoms and potentially dangerous diseases. Symptoms include scabs, loss of appetite, skin irritation and infection, fever, and vomiting. Unvaccinated pets can even suffer Lyme disease from ticks. Your pet can wear a collar, take a pill, or receive a shot that makes it poisonous to fleas and ticks. Preventative care is the best way to reduce the risk of fleas and ticks in your pet.

Pet Dandruff

Pets can suffer from dandruff just like humans can. Dandruff can occur due to several things, including shampoos, the weather, bacterial infections, and yeast infections. Using the correct shampoos and giving your pet a bath on a schedule prescribed by your vet can help reduce, if not eliminate, dandruff.

Contact Your Veterinarian to Get Your Pet Treatment for Its Dermatology Issues

Your pet’s skin and fur health are vital for its overall health and well-being, so contact Dessau Veterinary Clinic in Austin, TX, to get your pet the treatment it needs to continue living a long, healthy life. We offer pet allergy treatment and can protect your pet from skin issues, so call us and schedule an appointment at (512) 339-3177.


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