This branch deals with the study, treatment and diseases of the skin. Skin disease is a very common and frequently occurring problem in dogs and cats.
Due to the pet’s fur coat, it is not always easy to notice when the pet has a skin condition. But common observable signs which can tell this include:
Chewing feet constantly
Additional diagnostic procedures may include:
Elimination feeding trials, etc.
The cause of skin problems may range from hormonal disorders to common flea. Although the most common cause is allergies. Other causes include infections, bug bites, etc.
Allergies cannot be fully cured, but their symptoms can be managed quite well with an effective treatment plan.