Veterinary services

Pet Allergies & Dermatology

Learn more about our pet allergy & dermatology services below.

Village Veterinary Center

Pet Allergies & Dermatology
in Youngsville, LA

Is your pet’s itchy skin keeping you both up at night?

The skin of a companion animal might be affected by a variety of illnesses. The symptoms of a topical condition, such as a hot spot or rash, or something more serious, such as an infection, can be uncomfortable. We don’t want to see your best friend suffer like that! As part of our complete system of care, Village Veterinary Center provides skilled pet allergy and dermatological services. We want to assist you in getting your loved one to be as healthy on the outer as they are on the inside.

Diagnosing the Problem

Identifying the exact condition your four-legged friend is facing is the first step toward helping him or her feel better again. Our hospital has an in-house laboratory, allowing us to perform a variety of diagnostic procedures promptly and efficiently. We may be able to identify what’s wrong with your pet just by looking at it, or we may need to look into it further. Blood tests, skin scrapings, and biopsies assist us in obtaining the information we need to move forward with a solution.

Some of the 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

A number of unique factors will be considered in order to determine the optimal treatment option for the problem. This enables us to create a new approach for your loved one to achieve the greatest potential outcomes. Depending on the situation, we may propose anything as basic as applying a topical ointment. More complicated problems may require a combination of treatments.

Allergies require a little more effort to control. We’ll work toward a solution that eliminates outbreaks as much as possible once we know what’s triggering your pet’s reactions. Some allergies can be controlled by altering one’s lifestyle, such as switching food products. Others may need a longer-term plan. Our suggestions will be tailored to your companion’s individual requirements.

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 or symptoms, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Give the experienced team at Village Veterinary Center a call. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.