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Allergies & Dermatology

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Does your pet’s itchy skin have you both losing sleep?

There are many ailments that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can range from unpleasant to downright painful. You don’t want your pet to suffer and neither do we! 

The professional allergy and dermatology services at Balfour Animal Hospital will help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.

Diagnosing the Problem

To get your pet feeling better, we must pinpoint precisely what’s causing the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong through a cursory exam, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the answers we need to proceed with a cure.

Some dermatological issues we can assist 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 treat it. Depending on the circumstances, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex situations may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of 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 book an appointment. Contact Balfour Animal Hospital today. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life. 

Balfour Animal Hospital

701 Canboro Rd
Fenwick, ON L0S 1C0
t: 289-897-8660

Business Hours

 Monday: 8am-5:30pm
 Tuesday: 8am-5:30pm
 Wednesday: 8am-5:30pm
 Thursday: 8am-5:30pm
 Friday: 8am-5:30pm
 Saturday: 8am-12pm
 Sunday: Closed