Did you know there are hundreds of ailments that can affect your pet’s skin, hair, and nails? At Arkansas Veterinary Emergency & Specialists, we have a board-certified dermatologist on staff, Dr. Tina Brown, who has specialized training and expertise in diagnosing and treating these conditions. Dr. Brown is skilled in recognizing the subtle differences in a wide range of dermatologic issues, leading to faster diagnosis and treatment. Our facility is state-of-the-art, and we stay current on new research and treatments. We also have training in managing pet allergies.
Allergy Testing for Your Pet
As part of our pet dermatology services, we perform intradermal skin testing. This allows us to pinpoint the exact nature of your pet’s allergy. Once we have a diagnosis, we can formulate the best treatment to relieve your pet of pain and discomfort. Intradermal allergy testing is considered the most reliable allergy testing for dogs and cats. It poses minimal risk for your pet, and the information gathered can be invaluable. Early testing can improve treatment success rates by as much as 90%. We test for dozens of different allergens, including dander, trees, and weeds.
If you notice any of the following symptoms in your pet, it’s a good idea to have him tested:
- Constant licking, chewing, scratching, or head shaking
- Presence of dandruff, hair loss, or scabs
- Change in texture or color of skin or coat
- Odor from skin or ears
- Recurring infection in skin or ears
- Recurring rash or hot spot
Pet Dermatology Services
When you come to us for pet dermatology services in Little Rock, we’ll work closely with you through all stages of the process. First, we’ll gather a complete history. After reviewing the history, we’ll perform a thorough dermatological exam. Then, Dr. Brown will discuss diagnostic procedures and outline a recommended treatment plan. We’ll also be happy to answer any questions you might have and help you with implementing treatment. We always strive to maintain close communication with you to ensure the highest level of compassionate care for your pet.