Manage Cat & Dog Allergies & Other Skin Conditions

Did you know that skin is the largest organ of the body? It also plays a vital role for animals, both as protection and as an indicator of disease. Skin disorders are among the most common reasons that owners bring their four-legged companions to the vet. They are very challenging and can be a source of frustration for owners. Plus, without proper workup and owner education, skin conditions can evolve into long-term complications. At Animal Medical Center of Chandler, we can treat a wide range of cat and dog allergies and skin conditions, and we pride ourselves on our ability to stay updated on the latest skin therapies. Give us a call at (480) 339-0406.

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Symptoms of Skin Problems

Unsure if your pet has a skin problem? While some symptoms are obvious to the naked eye, others are subtle. Some of the most common clinical signs to look for include:

  • Itching and odor to the skin
  • Hair loss
  • Dry or coarse hair
  • Greasy hair coat
  • Flaky skin (dandruff)
  • Thickened skin nodules
  • Ear infections that never go away
  • Moist lesions on the skin (hot spots)
  • Excessive licking, chewing, or barbering of the skin and hair coat
  • Animals or humans with skin lesions in the home
  • Skin conditions that respond to therapy but resume once all medications are completed

Skin Conditions We Treat

Animal Medical Center of Chandler offers dermatology and bathing services to diagnose and treat a number of pet conditions, including:

  • Allergies
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Fungal and bacterial infections
  • External parasites
  • Skin cancers

Although we offer basic imaging and diagnostic services in-house for certain skin conditions, we can refer out if necessary. Once an official diagnosis is determined, we can discuss treatment options, which include medicated bathing and oral medication. We tailor our treatment services to your pet’s specific condition and can provide a long-term treatment plan if necessary.

Pet Bathing and Hygiene Services

In addition to dermatology consults, we offer hygiene services for your pet’s body, coat, and skin. We have a state-of-the-art bathtub and use products from Iv San Bernard to enhance even the general coat. Our hygiene services include:

  • Bathing
  • Ear cleaning*
  • Toenail trims*
  • Anal gland expression*
  • Sanitary shaves*
  • Cat shaves

*Special rate on these services on the first and third Wednesdays of the month

Please call (480) 339-0406 to schedule your pet’s bathing or other dermatology appointment today!