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Allergies & Dermatology

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

There are many conditions that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be downright miserable. You don’t want your best friend to suffer and neither do we! 

Safford Veterinary Services include professional allergy and dermatology care to help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.

Diagnosing the Problem

To help your pet feel better, we must first determine precisely what’s causing the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong through a periphery exam, 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 dermatological issues we assist with include:

  • Allergies (food and/or environmental)
  • Infections (acute or chronic)
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Tumors
  • Skin cancer

Developing a Treatment Plan

Once we’ve identified the problem, the next step is determining how to best treat it. Depending on the situation, we may recommend something as simple as applying a topical medication. More complex conditions may require a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of treatment methods. 

Signs of a potential 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 give Safford Veterinary Services a call. We offer in-clinic and mobile dermatological services for dogs and cats in DuPage, Kendall, Kane Counties, and portions of Dekalb, Grundy Will and LaSalle counties. 

Let us help your loved one live a more comfortable life!

Safford Veterinary Services

Business Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sat & Sun: By appointment only