Dermatology FAQs

If your pet is experiencing discomfort due to infections or allergens, it can prevent him or her from being active and affect its quality of life. At Grand Park Animal Clinic in Katy, TX, provides comprehensive exams to diagnose any conditions and offer prompt treatment. Before you visit us, learn about some frequently asked questions regarding pet dermatology below: 


Why Does My Pet Have a Rash?

Animals can get a rash from a variety of factors. If the rash is severe and making your pet uncomfortable, it is important to visit our vets to prevent further complications. Some conditions that can lead to a rash include:

  • Bacterial infections
  • Fungal infections
  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Hormonal dermatitis
  • Folliculitis
  • Impetigo
  • Seborrhea
  • Ringworm
  • Mange

What Causes Pet Skin Problems?

Skin pet problems can be due to the type of shampoo you use on your pet, a houseplant it has touched, or something it ate. Our veterinarian will examine your pet and determine the root cause of the skin issue. Some causes of pet skin problems include:

  • Bacteria
  • Pet allergies
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Chemical irritants
  • Fungus
  • Parasites
  • Open wounds
  • Excessive scratching
  • Chronic dermatitis

What Are Some Symptoms of Pet Dermatology Problems?

If your cat or dog has skin problems, it may exhibit a variety of symptoms. Some of these symptoms include

  • Pawing at the face and head
  • Red and itchy skin
  • Sticky discharge
  • Sores
  • Greasy coat
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Recurring ear infections
  • Excessive scratching
  • Dry, flaky patches
  • Fur loss

Treatments are Available for Pet Skin Problems?

After a pet exam, our veterinarian will determine the best treatment options for your cat or dog’s condition. Some treatments we offer for pet skin problems include the following:

  • Antibacterial ointments
  • Prescription medications
  • reatment for parasites and fungus
  • Topical medication
  • Medicated shampoos and sprays

Contact us for an Appointment Today!

If you have been searching for a veterinarian near me to assist with pet dermatology issues, our team at Grand Park Animal Clinic in Katy, TX, can help. After an evaluation, we can provide the necessary treatment that will eliminate and discomfort and improve your pet’s health. To learn more about our treatments and to schedule your appointment, call our office at (281) 392-3127 today.


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