Dermatology is the study of skin diseases, which are very common in dogs and cats and can be challenging to diagnose and treat without proper knowledge and tests. Common skin diseases include allergies, parasites of the skin and ear, chronic ear infections, autoimmune diseases, and skin cancers. It is our mission to do the best we can to not only treat your pet, but determine the underlying cause of your pet’s condition. Tests may include allergy testing, looking at skin preparations under a microscope, and possibly even skin biopsies. These results will guide us toward the most effective treatment options for your pet, and what will allow the quickest resolution of your pet’s skin condition.