Veterinary Dermatology, Skin Vet

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At Dunedin Animal Medical Center (DAMC), we understand how troubling skin conditions can be for both pets and their owners. Skin issues are not only uncomfortable for your pet but can also be indicative of more serious health problems. Our experienced team is well-equipped to diagnose and treat a wide range of skin conditions, including but not limited to dandruff, scabies, ringworm, fleas, and hot spots. With our comprehensive approach to veterinary dermatology, we utilize the latest medications, advanced topical treatments, and when necessary, surgical interventions to address and resolve your pet's skin issues.

When you bring your pet to DAMC for skin problems, the process begins with a detailed examination of your pet's skin. Our veterinarians may also take samples for further testing to accurately diagnose the condition. Based on the findings, we might prescribe a combination of treatments such as oral medications, special shampoos, creams, or suggest dietary changes. For severe cases, advanced treatments or surgery could be recommended. Our goal is to not only alleviate the immediate discomfort but also to treat the root cause of the condition.


Recurring skin issues in pets often signal underlying health concerns that require attention. Allergies, dietary intolerances, environmental stressors, or even hormonal imbalances could be contributing factors. DAMC's holistic approach means we look beyond the symptoms to address potential underlying causes, ensuring a comprehensive treatment plan. For instance, pets suffering from allergies might benefit from immunotherapy, while those with food sensitivities may require a tailored nutritional plan.

We also understand the importance of owner education in the management of pet skin conditions. Our team is here to guide you through your pet’s treatment process, offering advice on home care, prevention strategies, and lifestyle adjustments to support your pet's recovery and wellbeing.

If your pet is showing signs of discomfort, such as incessant scratching, bald patches, or any unusual skin changes, don't wait. Early intervention is key to a quick and effective resolution. Contact Dunedin Animal Medical Center today to schedule an appointment. Our commitment to your pet's health extends beyond treating symptoms; we aim to provide a path to overall wellness and happiness.

Discover more about how we can help manage and prevent common skin disorders in dogs by clicking here. Let DAMC be your trusted partner in ensuring your pet's skin health and overall wellbeing.