Skin and ear diseases often have a significant impact on a pet’s quality of life. Of the hundreds of conditions that affect pets’ skin and ears, here are some of the more common things that we treat:
- Ear infections
- Chronic itching and scratching
- Hair loss
- Skin odor
- Skin parasites
- Fungal infections
- Autoimmune diseases
Handsboro Animal Hospital's goal 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 picture and historical backgrounds. Our vet is trained to focus on these differences and pursue a direct and cost effective diagnostic work-up followed by appropriate and effective treatment.
Veterinary medicine has come a long way in alleviating the discomfort of skin ailments through medicated shampoos, topical solutions, and prescription oral medications. There are also new oral allergy medications for dogs that are extremely safe and effective for both short and long-term use.
If your pet appears to be suffering from a skin or ear condition, schedule an appointment for an evaluation with Handsboro Animal Hospital. We serve pets and their pet parents living in Gulfport, Long Beach, Gautier, Saucier, Wiggins, and the surrounding Mississippi Gulf Coast communities.