Complications of the skin and ears are among the most common reasons for veterinary office visits. The skin is considered the largest organ in the body, and problems with it can leave your pet feeling uncomfortable and distressed. This can cause you, as an owner, to feel concerned with your pet’s constant scratching, licking, and general unease. These are all symptoms associated with most dermatological issues. Animals are susceptible to a variety of skin disorders including Allergies, Ectoparasites, Bacterial and Fungal Infections, Hereditary and Congenital Diseases, Chronic Ear Infections, Diseases of the Feet, Footpads and Nails, Autoimmune Skin Diseases, Endocrine (hormonal) Disorders, and Skin Cancer.
Our goal at Buck Lake Animal Hospital is to make a specific diagnosis and recommend a treatment plan that is both cost-effective and in the best interest of your pet's long-term health. There are hundreds of different skin diseases currently recognized in dogs and cats. Many of these diseases look very much alike, with only subtle differences in clinical pictures and historical backgrounds. Our doctors are trained to focus on these differences and pursue a direct and cost effective diagnostic work-up followed by appropriate and effective treatment.