Why is it so tough to figure out what’s going on with your pet’s skin?
Unfortunately, many skin conditions look very similar, and the main presenting complaint in veterinary dermatology is itching. The cause of itching can range from hypersensitivities (allergies to food, environmental allergens, and insect bites) to immunemediated conditions and even cancer. This is why it is so important to visit your veterinarian early to figure out the cause of your pets’ itching and get them some relief
If your pet is itchy or you are concerned about their skin/ears, please schedule an appointment with your veterinarian soon.
Before your visit complete this history tool with as much information as possible. This will help you and your veterinarian start the
conversation and find a plan that is right for your best friend.
Please include any nutritional supplements, and topicals such as ear drops or creams
FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
• Be sure to bring the previous medications, pills, ointments, ear cleaners, shampoos, ingredient labels
of food and treats.
• Do not bathe your pet within 3 days, do not clean or treat ears within 2 days of your dog’s appointment.
Having a loved one suffer with being itchy is tough on everyone, so please help your veterinary care team help your furry friend by filling out the history questionnaire to the best of your ability