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At the University Parkway Animal Hospital, our pet dermatologist in Jackson, TN seeks to understand and resolve the cause of your pet's skin irritation, in addition to resolving the symptoms.
Like humans, cats and dogs may be susceptible to a variety of triggers or allergens (any normally non-irritating substance which causes a heightened immune system response) that can cause skin conditions. Our vet team in Jackson frequently notes the following causes:
Exposure to any of these triggers can lead to skin irritation and inflammation, known as dermatitis. All dogs and cats can develop a skin problem, but certain pets are more at risk, including older animals, animals with weak immune systems, and animal with thick hair or fur that's prone to matting (since moisture, dirt, oil, and bacteria can become trapped against the skin more easily).
Can you tell if your pet is experiencing painful skin problems? Be on the lookout for the following signs and symptoms:
As a Jackson veterinarian, Dr. Ben Lifsey has met thousands of dogs and cats over the years (and their owners!) dealing with uncomfortable signs of pet skin infections. His pet dermatology services include fully customizable and individualized treatments that can help address both underlying cause and symptoms.
First things first: we'll perform the necessary tests and examinations to diagnose the cause of your animal's condition. Based on these examination results, we can implement a plan of care, which may include one or some of the following:
We'll also give you tips on how to reduce your pet's exposure to environmental triggers and offer specific recommendations for grooming.
Frustrated about dealing with pet skin problems in Jackson, TN? Contact us today by calling (731) 661-0711.
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Took my kitten there today (they are not closed, as the Facebook page says!), and loved it! Very kind, friendly staff who really give their time and attention to your pet! Highly recommend!