The most important part of treating itchiness is understanding the underlying cause of the itchiness. That is why your veterinarian will typically rule out parasites, check for skin or ear infections, and gather a thorough history of the signs at home. Once the underlying cause has been food (or other things have been ruled out), a detailed treatment plan will be developed including some of the treatments described below.
Allergies are a very common cause of itchiness in pets. Keep reading to learn more about the different types of allergies in our pets.
Itchiness is one of the most common complaints we hear from clients. Most pets will be affected at some point in their life, but there are a lot of reasons why your pet may be itchy. Keep reading to learn about some of the most common reasons why pets may be itchy.
Pain is something that can affect our pets on a daily basis. The unfortunate thing is our pets can’t talk to us, and they don’t always show us they are in pain. That is why it is so important to learn about the signs associated with pain and how to help our pets!
This week’s focus is on some of our bloodsucking parasites: fleas and ticks!
Tapeworms are long, white, segmented worms that live in the small intestine of pets.
Whipworms are named for their “whip-like” appearance. These worms live in the intestines and sometimes the colon.
Hookworms are long, white worms that are bent at each end giving them a “fishing hook” appearance.
Roundworms are stout, plain worms.
Heartworms are long, spaghetti-like worms that reside in the heart, lungs, and blood vessels.