Veterinary Service

Pet Allergies & Dermatology

Hometown Veterinary Clinic offers dermatology care for a number of typical pet allergies and bothersome skin diseases.

dog itching

Pet Allergies & Dermatology IL

Numerous symptoms of allergies include sneezing, wheezing, itching, and scratching. The key to managing pet allergies is spotting the early warning symptoms and taking action as soon as you can.

dog sitting in the ground

Pet Allergies & Dermatology

Have you noticed red, flaky skin or excess itching coming from your pet? They could be dealing with allergies or reactions to other substances in their environment. There is nothing worse than watching your pet suffer through discomfort, and we’re here to help. The team at Hometown Veterinary Clinic proudly offers dermatology services as part of our comprehensive system of care. We want to help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside. Are you unsure of what to look for?

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
  • Hair loss or thinning hair

Our in-house laboratory will help us quickly diagnose your pet’s exact skin issues, allowing us to create a care plan to help them feel better. Blood work, skin scrapings, and biopsies help us get the answers we need to move forward with a cure.

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

Once we have found the issue, our team will create a complete treatment plan, which can be managed by medication, topical medications, and possibly a change in food. No matter the outcome, we’ll make the transition as quick and painless as possible for your pet.

cat lying on the floor

Pet Dermatology

Your pet’s skin is the largest organ of the body. Allergies, parasites, infections, autoimmune diseases, and cancers can all affect your pet’s skin.

We offer specific diagnostic tests like allergy testing, fungal testing, cultures, and biopsies, along with the most cutting-edge treatments to ensure the health of your pets’ skin.

Veterinary Services IL

Pet Vaccinations

Pet Parasite Prevention

Pet Pharmacy

Pet Dental Care

Pet Wellness Exams

Pet Allergies & Dermatology

Pet Hospice & Euthanasia

Pet Surgery

Pet Nutritional Counseling

Pet Pain Management

Pet Puppy & Kitten Care