Allergies & Dermatology

Is your pet’s itchy skin keeping you both up at night?

There are many different ailments than can affect your pet’s skin. Whether it’s a topical problem, like a hot spot or rash, or something more in-depth like an infection, the symptoms can be unpleasant. You don’t want to see your pal suffer like that, and neither do we! That’s why Creature Comforts Animal Hospital offers professional pet allergy and dermatology services as part of our comprehensive system of care. We want to help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.

 

Diagnosing the Problem

The first step toward helping your pet feel better again is identifying the precise condition he or she is experiencing. Our hospital is outfitted with an in-house laboratory, which allows us to run a number of diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently. We may be able to tell what’s wrong just by examining your pet, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the answers we need to move forward with a cure.   We are also able to skin allergy test your pet just like the dermatologist to determine what your pet is allergic to and create a treatment plan.

Some of the dermatological issues we can provide assistance with include:

  • Allergies (food and/or environmental)
  • Infections (acute or chronic)
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Tumors
  • Skin cancer

 

Developing a Treatment Plan

To determine how best to treat the problem, we will consider a number of unique factors. This allows us to develop a tailor-made approach just for your animal friend, designed to achieve the best possible results. Depending on the situation, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex conditions may call for a combination of treatment methods. We will work with you to ensure that you understand and are comfortable with our recommendations.

Allergies require a little more work to manage. Once we understand what’s causing your pet’s reactions, we will work toward a solution that will eliminate outbreaks as much as possible. Some allergies can be managed through lifestyle changes, such as switching food products. Others may require a longer-term strategy. Our suggested treatment plan will be based on your pet’s specific needs.

Signs of a possible skin problem include:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Excessive paw licking
  • Red, inflamed skin
  • Scabbing or flaking of the skin
  • Hot spots
  • Shedding more than usual
  • Biting, chewing or licking at the affected area
  • Bumps or lumps on or under the skin

 

If you notice any of these signs or symptoms, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Give us a call. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.

 

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    • Karen E KreutzerKaren E Kreutzer

      This was our 1st experience with CCAH. What can I tell you? This is the first time since we have been in LV that we feel like we mattered, our fur babies mattered. The staff is WONDERFUL. Dr. Perry is AMAZING. Eragon & Zephyr went in to be neutered. They got their shots updated, blood work, exam and then hea told us his surgery time also. He called us after the boys were done and in recovery. When we picked up the boys then then told us everything. How to care for them. I can not give them a five star rating for they truly deserve more than that. We are excited to have a place for our pets to go to. We will be bringing the girls next. They take care of dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, exoctics; just not horses..

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    • Gigi DahlenGigi Dahlen

      I couldn’t see how my experience could have been better as everyone was very friendly and helpful. The staff is very knowledgeable and also has a vet that knows about rats and how to help keep them healthy and doesn’t try to nickel a dime you.

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    • Natalie LoveNatalie Love

      Best animal hospital EVER! It's 40+ minutes from my house and I will be taking my rats there forever! Awesome staff and vet ♡

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    • Melany Kimbler FarrMelany Kimbler Farr

      Huckleberry loves going to Creature Comforts! He gets excited as soon as we pull in the parking lot. He loves Uncle Mike, Dr. Paul, and everyone! He's a handful and they always take such good care of him and are patient with him even when he a spastic bundle of energy. We have boarded him here several times when out of town and it's always great. We love Creature Comforts!

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    • Robert KennedyRobert Kennedy

      Absolutely wonderful just like always. Our baby was attacked by 2 other dogs yesterday receiving severe puncture wounds but missed bones and vital organs. We called them saying we were on the way and they were ready as we walked through the door. She is resting on daddy's lap now.
      Always stellar customer service and genuine concern for the "children" of others.

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    • Sue BrintonSue Brinton

      My cat has diabetes. She was seen last June at Critter Care, the sister hospital. They were going through some changes with staff, so Dr Taylor Francher took over KK’s care.
      We did everything by phone, I would do glucose curves once a week, call the numbers in to Creature Comforts, and Dr Francher would call me back and tell me what dose of insulin to give her.
      When it came time for KK’s check up, I decided to go to Creature Comforts so I could finally meet Dr Francher. She is even more amazing in person than she is on the phone.
      It’s a beautiful, clean, comfortable facility. All of the staff are very caring, and really make you feel like your pet matters!
      It’s definitely not as convenient for me to go to, but I can’t see going anywhere else now!

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    • Tammy McCulloughTammy McCullough

      FANTASTIC place to work, as long as you do! We don't take to slackers too well.

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