Dermatology and Pet Allergies at PetVet Animal Health Center

Skin problems are one of the most frequent issues we deal with in pets. Itchy skin is a constant irritation to pets and the resulting chewing, scratching and unpleasant odor quickly becomes a constant irritation to pet owners. Even though pets are typically covered by a dense layer of hair, their skin is still exposed to all kinds of allergens, bacteria, and parasites, and can become irritated and infected.

Routine exams help catch pet dermatology problems early. From your pet's first visit with us, the team at our Auburn practice examines your puppy or kitten’s coat and skin to check for parasites, lumps, inflammation, and infection. However, problems can develop at any time. So if you notice signs of skin problems in your pets, bring them in and let us help you both end the irritation.

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Treatments and Prevention

From an examination of your pet's symptoms and our diagnostic results, we’ll diagnose and start treatment to remedy a dermatology problem. Once the symptoms clear, we may prescribe preventive measures to keep the symptoms from coming back.

Treatments may include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-itching medications
  • Parasiticides

Ongoing prevention may include:

  • Dietary supplements
  • Topical medications and medicated shampoos
  • A change in diet
  • Parasite prevention
  • Hyposensitization therapy (allergy shots)

To learn more about pet dermatology and pet allergy issues, please contact us today.


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This is by far the best place to take your pet! They do not rush through the exam, they take their time to explaining things to you, they go over all of your options for different situations and never pressure you into anything. We trust them wholeheartedly; no one compares to the doctors and staff here. Thank you guys for all you do!

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I went to Dr. Brawner and PetVet while I lived in Auburn. After moving to Birmingham my English Bulldog needed a tail amputation. I didn't hesitate to drive back to Auburn so Dr. Brawner could perform the surgery. I couldn't be more pleased with the results. Best Vet in Alabama in my opinion!

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