Allergies & Dermatology

 

Is your pet’s itchy skin keeping you both up at night?

There are many different ailments that can affect an animal’s skin. Whether it’s a topical problem, like a hot spot or rash, or something more in-depth like an infection, the symptoms can be unpleasant. You don’t want to see your animal friend suffer like that, and neither do we! That’s why Willow Bend Animal Clinic offers professional pet allergy and 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.

 

Diagnosing the Problem

The first step toward helping your pet feel better again is identifying the precise condition he or she is experiencing. Our hospital is outfitted with a convenient in-house laboratory, which allows us to run a number of diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently. We may be able to tell what’s wrong just by examining your pet, or we may need to investigate further. 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

 

Developing a Treatment Plan

To determine how best to treat the problem, we will consider a number of unique factors. This allows us to develop a tailor-made approach just for your pet, designed to achieve the best possible results. Depending on the situation, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex conditions may call for a combination of treatment methods.

Allergies require a little more work to manage. Once we understand what’s causing the adverse reactions, we will work toward a solution that will eliminate outbreaks as much as possible. Some allergies can be managed through lifestyle changes, such as switching food products. Others may require a longer-term strategy. Our recommendations will be based on each patient’s specific needs.

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

 

If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Give the dedicated team at Willow Bend Animal Clinic a call. We can help your animal friend live a more comfortable life. 

 

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    • Phyllis BarrettPhyllis Barrett

      Thanks Dr. Thompson and staff for taking care of my fur baby while we are traveling away from home. We truly appreciated your kindness. 🐶

    • Crystal LindseyCrystal Lindsey

      We have never been a client, but found ourselves in an emergency last night and in an area with no large animal coverage. Dr. Hunt came quickly and took care of my daughters horse. He was very professional, compassionate and knowledgeable and took care of the situation. He had one of the best “bedside” manners of any large vet I have ever met. We may have never been a client before but we definitely will be now.

    • Jami LathamJami Latham

      I love Willow Bend. Me and my mom have been going here since 1980. Awesome Vets and Assistants. Just took Vaako to them for an allergy

    • Jessica FitzpatrickJessica Fitzpatrick

      this clinic deserves a humanitarian award for their caring greatness. saved Amy and Squirt. I need them once more. Amy it seems is having trouble giving birth I am currently at Enid lake and I don't know what I should do. drive back with her to willow bend or maybe dr. hunt can recommend a vet here in oakland, water valley or batesville???

    • Arran WarrenArran Warren

      One of the best animal clinics in Mississippi!
      They fixed my mothers Stamfordshire bull terrier’s shattered leg with rods and some screws and she’s still alive and well 7 years later

    • Jordan Nicole EdwardsJordan Nicole Edwards

      My very first time coming to Willow Bend and I don’t regret it at all. My corgi had an accident played and busted his head. They got him in on short notice and got him all fixed up. They were super sweet and loved my baby like their own. I will not go anywhere else now.