Tackling skin problems in your pet

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Humans aren’t the only ones who experience skin problems and skin allergies. Your pet can also be susceptible to allergens in the air and even in the food they eat. It may be hard to find out exactly what is causing your pet’s allergy, but veterinarians at VCA Waipahu have seen it all. Doctors will work to find the cause, figure out how to manage the problem and in the process make the animal feel more comfortable.

Dr. Beth Kinoshita DVM explained to HI Now host Kanoe Gibson that just like humans, animals can have allergies to many things, including specific food ingredients or things from the environment such as grasses, trees, weeds, molds, pollen, and insects. Pet owners can become alarmed if they notice that their pet is prone to skin issues in the form of infections and itching. If you notice changes to your pet’s skin, consult a veterinarian immediately. The main goal is to make the pet comfortable while treating the skin infection and itching.

Animals can also have skin problems that stem from a lack of proper nutrition. Fleas, mites and other critters can also cause skin irritations in animals. It’s important to identify the problem, then your veterinarian can prescribe the right solution.

About VCA Waipahu Animal Hospital
At VCA Waipahu Animal Hospital, doctors help pets live long, healthy and happy lives. The facility works hard to deliver the best medical care for your pets, and the best experience for pet owners. Located in Waipahu and serving surrounding communities, VCA Waipahu veterinarians, technicians and pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medicines ensures that patients receive the best in preventive and healing care. Located at 94-810 Moloalo Street, Waipahu, HI, 96797. To make an appointment call (808) 671-1751.

For more information: vcahospitals.com/kapolei, vcahospitals.com