Dermatology Services for Pets in Naples
Many diseases of the skin can occur in our canine and feline pets.
Smelly itchy skin, hair loss, can be characteristic of the problem. These same
diseases and even allergies can also be seen in exotics and pocket pets.
Parasites and allergies are common causes of some dermatological problems seen
in veterinary medicine. Fleabite dermatitis can be cause by an allergic response
to a single fleabite causing your pet to become itchy long after the flea has
been removed. Bacterial infections can become secondary infections in skin
damaged by frequent itching due to allergies. Fungal infections can also occur
on the hair coat of the pet and are more commonly know as "ringworm." Circular
patches of hair loss may be an indicator of a fungal infection. A fungal culture
must be done to confirm the diagnosis. Precautions should be taken with any and
all parasites and fungal infections especially when the children and elderly are
involved as zoonosis, (passing disease from animals to humans) is possible in