Veterinary dermatologists are trained to recognize, diagnose, and treat skin diseases in animals. Dermatologic problems can manifest as itchiness, scabbing, poor coat, or hair loss. Diseases of the skin can include allergies, infectious and parasitic skin disorders, immune mediated diseases, or possibly skin cancer. Tests used to diagnose pets with these disorders include allergy testing, skin scraping, bacterial or fungal cultures, cytology, or biopsy. Treatment options will vary widely depending on your pet’s condition. Some conditions will require lifelong management. Your dermatologist will discuss your pet’s condition and all treatment options with you in detail.
Dermatology services are available in Dublin and Concord with Dr. Stacey Holz.