Dermatology: Expert Care for Skin Conditions

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At Somerset Veterinary Hospital, we have considerable experience in both internal medicine and pet dermatology. We understand that certain internal illnesses can manifest as skin diseases in your beloved pet. With our commitment to advanced veterinary care, we work hard to diagnose and treat various skin, ear, hair, and nail conditions. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, we provide comprehensive care for common issues such as ear infections and allergies in dogs and cats.

Call (515) 292-0400 or use our online form to book an appointment with our experienced veterinarians!

Treating Ear Infections in Cats and Dogs

Ear infections, or otitis, are common in cats and dogs. Bacterial or yeast overgrowth can invade the ear canal, leading to disease. Dogs in particular are susceptible due to their ear anatomy and hair presence. At Somerset Veterinary Hospital, we regularly treat ear infections and can find an effective solution for your own pet’s issues!

Our digital video otoscope with fiber optic cameras provides a clear view of your pet's ears. This allows us to closely examine the ear canal, assess the condition of the eardrum, and perform necessary cleaning procedures. We can remove polyps, hair, and discharge caused by pathogens.

Signs of an ear infection in your pet may include:

  • Discomfort around the ears and head
  • Frequent head shaking
  • Unusual odor or discharge from the ears
  • Redness and swelling of the ears
  • Frequent scratching and pawing at the ears
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Comprehensive Dog and Cat Allergy Treatments in Ames, IA

Comprehensive dog and cat allergy treatments are a priority at Somerset. Allergic dermatitis, often caused by fleas and their dander, can result in skin problems in pets. Sensitivities to food, mold, dust, and cleaning products can also trigger allergic reactions. It's important to address these issues promptly to prevent further complications.

Our approach to dog and cat allergy treatments includes:

  • Medicated bathing and topicals
  • Flea prevention and medication
  • Guidance on enhancing your pet's natural immunities
  • Food counseling

Have an itchy pet? Call (515) 292-0400 or use our convenient online booking system to see one of our skilled vets here in Ames, IA.