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Allergies & Dermatology

Is itchy skin impacting your pet’s quality of life?

There are many conditions that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be unpleasant. You don’t want your pal to suffer and neither do we! 

The professional allergy and dermatology services at Brentwood Animal Hospital are designed to get your pet as healthy on the outside as on the inside.

Diagnosing the Problem

To help your loved one feel better, we must first identify what’s causing the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong through a visual check, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the answers we need to move forward with a cure.

Some dermatological issues we can provide assistance with include:

  • Allergies (food and/or environmental)
  • Infections (acute or chronic)
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Tumors
  • Skin cancer

Developing a Treatment Plan

Once we’ve diagnosed the problem, the next step is determining the best way to address it. Depending on the situation, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical medication. More complex conditions may require a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of several treatment methods. 

Signs of a possible skin problem include:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Scabbing or flaking of the skin
  • Hot spots
  • Shedding more than usual
  • Biting, chewing or licking at the affected area
  • Bumps or lumps on or under the skin

If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Contact the caring crew at Brentwood Animal Hospital today. We can help your best friend live a more comfortable life.

Brentwood Animal Hospital

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3900 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood, MD 20722

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Phone: 
301-864-3164

WORKING HOURS

Monday – Friday: 7:30AM – 7:00PM
Saturday: 7:30AM – 2:00PM

WORKING HOURS

Monday – Friday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 2:00PM