Ithcy Skin, Allergies, Skin inflammation

Itchy Skin, Allergies, and Skin inflammation in Durham

Summertime is here in Durham, which means pet allergies, pet itching, and red skin is at its peak. Of course, at New Hope Animal Hospital, our dedicated veterinarian team treats conditions related to pet skin inflammation all throughout the year. We also educate pet owners on signs and symptoms of skin inflammation to help reduce or eliminate those itchy, scratchy, irritated days. 

Cat and Dog Skin Inflammation: Causes and Symptoms

  • Pet allergies to environmental substances including cleaning supplies, mold, grass, and dust can lead to a chronic skin condition in your animal known as atopic dermatitis. This leads to symptomatic "hot spots" of red inflamed skin, which typically present near the ears, legs, groin, and snout. 
  • Bacteria and parasites are the most common cause of skin inflammation. Sometimes this irritated infected skin can also have pus and/or an odor.
  • Allergies and skin inflammation affect cats and dogs differently. Be sure to discuss your pet's unique risks with your Durham vet. 

What Our Emergency Veterinarian In Durham Can Do For Your Pet's Allergies

See a veterinarian if you notice your pet itching, scratching, licking, or if your cat or dog appears to have irritated skin. Our emergency vet serving Chapel Hill will carefully and thoroughly examine your pet to diagnose and treat the skin condition. Treatment may include medicated shampoos, topical ointments, and oral medications. 

Do Cat Allergies or Dog Allergies Affect Your Pet? See Your Durham Vet Today

New Hope Animal Hospital in Durham is a leading emergency animal hospital serving Chapel Hill as well as Durham, NC. We use best-practice veterinary medicine skills along with a combined decades of experience to help cats and dogs suffering from pet allergies find relief. We also offer variety of comprehensive services including pet dentistry, senior pet care, pet wellness exams, and emergency vet treatment. To schedule your appointment with one of our Durham veterinarian team members, call today at 919-490-2000.

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  • "Dr. Windram is such a great veterinarian! He always takes the time to follow up visits with a call, and is so patient with my high-stress, vet-anxious dog. I only wish I could get this kind of medical care for myself!"
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  • "I've been going here for about 4 years with my dog. The staff is kind and loving towards the animals and very friendly and professional."
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  • "Our dogs have gone here for nearly a year now and all the doctors and staff are friendly, knowledgeable and thorough. Great clinic all around."
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  • "Dr. Bush is the most amazing and thorough veterinarian I have ever encountered. She is a true professional and cares equally for both her patients as well as their owners."
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  • "My pets have been cared for by the folks at New Hope for years now. Best vet practice in Durham hands down!"
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