Veterinarians recognize hundreds of different skin diseases in dogs, cats and other small animals. Most of the time, these diseases can appear to be the same and can only be accurately diagnosed through a complete examination of your pet and his or her history.
Skin conditions may be caused by any of the following:
Reaction to airborne allergens
Auto-immune diseases or a variety of other factors.
Many of these conditions present themselves in the form of chronic itchiness, poor quality coat or hair loss, or ongoing ear problems. Most dermatological problems are lifelong conditions, this means that ongoing management of the disorder or allergy can be beneficial in achieving a comfort level for both you and your pet.
Dr. Milcius has a special interest in small animal dermatology which he developed during his post-graduate studies while researching fungal skin diseases. He is pleased to offer all dermatology services including intradermal skin testing for airborne allergens, allergen specific immunotherapy, skin biopsy and fungal cultures.
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