joplincornerstonevet-12Here at Cornerstone Animal Hospital, we are happy to be able to offer dermatology services to our patients.

Dermatologic services revolve around your pet’s skin. Many pets struggle with skin conditions throughout their lives. These conditions can be quite hard to diagnose and treat. However, our veterinarians are here to help your pets get some relief!

In our office, we routinely see all types of skin conditions. Some of the most common ones include fleas and other parasites. Allergies and skin infections are also pretty common. However, our veterinarians can also treat less common skin conditions, such as autoimmune diseases and skin cancer, along with many others.

The most common complaint when owners bring their pets to the veterinarian for skin condition issues is itchiness. Their pets will scratch, lick, and bite themselves to try to get some relief. Many pets scratch until they lose hair. This often continues until their itching and licking turns into a full-blown infection.

There are many lucky pets that will only have to worry about skin issues once or twice in their entire lives. However, there are many pets that are constantly struggling with skin problems. They might seem to be itchy all of the time; many pets have allergies that bother them seasonally.

Many owners try to help their pets get some relief. They may try things at home for months and even years. Many owners get tired of bringing their pets in every time they start scratching. Many wait a few weeks or months until they decide to come in for an examination.

It is our goal to get your pets some relief as quickly as possible. However, we need to figure out what the problem is first. Here at Cornerstone Animal Hospital, we offer many dermatologic procedures to get answers. We often do allergy and fungal testing. We also are able to do cultures and skin biopsies when necessary.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at (417) 623-3080 if your pets are having skin problems and need to be seen.