Allergies & Dermatology

Is a skin condition making your pet miserable?

Pet allergies and other dermatological disorders can leave your loved one feeling itchy and uncomfortable. Severe skin problems can even affect your pet’s quality of life. The good news is we can help! The experienced team at Haiku Veterinary Clinic is highly skilled in identifying, diagnosing and treating a broad range of skin conditions. Whether it’s a minor infection or ongoing allergy management, we’ve got the care needed to help your furry friend live a more comfortable life.

The first step in the process is determining the precise problem we’re dealing with. Haiku Veterinary Clinic is equipped with an in-house laboratory, making fast and accurate diagnoses easy and efficient. In many cases, we can get the answers we need within minutes, allowing us to focus our efforts on developing the most effective course of treatment. The sooner we identify the problem, the faster we can help your pet feel better.

Some of the many dermatological conditions we can provide assistance with include:

  • Tumors
  • Allergies
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Autoimmune Disorder
  • Diseases of the Foot
  • Ear Infections
  • Skin Cancer

Treatment for skin problems can vary and may include one or more of the following:

  • Topical Creams
  • Oral or Injectable Medication
  • Supplements
  • Alternative Therapy
  • Surgery

We will develop our treatment plan specifically for your pet based on the condition, its severity and a number of other unique factors. Our goal is to eliminate symptoms altogether, however, in some cases ongoing management will be required. In these instances, we will work closely with you to come up with a strategy that will help your loved one enjoy a better quality of life.

If you’ve noticed that your pet has been scratching, licking or biting at a certain area, or has bald spots or unusual bumps on his or her skin, give us a call. We’ll work hard to get your loved one’s external health under control once and for all.

Dealing with allergies can be a really stressful thing.  Owners are constantly changing food trying to find out what food the pet is possibly allergic too.  Maybe it isn’t the food that the pet is allergic to and it’s actually the environment that the pet is allergic too.   Narrowing it down to whether it’s a food or environmental allergy can be a hard and expensive path.  We offer Nelco allergy testing to make the pet and owners life a little easier.  All that you need to do is make an appointment, and have your pet evaluated.  Blood will be drawn in the exam room and sent out to the Nelco lab.  In a couple of weeks the results will arrive showing what exactly your pet is allergic too.  From this point we can make a better plan for your pets personal allergy problems.  Feel free to call and ask about our allergy testing to learn more today.