Dermatology

During our wellness or illness exam our vet will look at dermatological issues in pets. These can range from common problems like allergies, infections, & parasites to more complex issues such as autoimmune diseases and skin tumors.

Healthier Skin for Your Pet

Our mobile vets specialize in diagnosing, treating, and managing pet skin conditions. Our veterinarians will examine your pet’s skin and coat, conduct diagnostic tests (like skin and ear culture tests), and perform allergy testing to uncover the root cause of skin issues. With this information, we create customized treatment plans, which may include medications, topical therapies, diet adjustments, and lifestyle changes. Our goal is to enhance your pet’s comfort and quality of life by addressing their skin problems. Pet dermatology is pivotal for your pet’s skin well-being.

Common Allergies and Symptoms in Cayman

Due to the climate in the Cayman Islands, skin issues in pets are relatively common. Common symptoms that pet owners may notice include:

1. Itching (Pruritus): Pets may frequently scratch, lick, or chew their skin due to itching. Itching can be caused by allergies, fleas, mites, or other irritants.

2. Biting and Chewing: Pets may excessively bite or chew at their skin or paws, often leading to redness and irritation. This behavior is often a response to discomfort or itchiness.

3. Hair Loss (Alopecia): Pets experiencing skin problems may have patches of hair loss or thinning fur in certain areas. This can result from various skin conditions or excessive licking/chewing.

4. Inflammation of the Skin (Dermatitis): Inflammation of the skin can occur due to allergies, insect bites, infections, or contact with irritants. The affected area may appear red, swollen, or tender.

5. Red or Flaky Skin: Pets with skin issues may have red or flaky skin, indicating irritation or inflammation.

6. Rashes or Bumps: Skin problems can manifest as rashes, hives, or small bumps on the skin’s surface.

Common causes of skin issues in pets in tropical climates like the Cayman Islands may include allergies (e.g., to pollen, dust mites, or certain foods), flea or tick infestations, parasitic infections, heat rashes, and bacterial or fungal skin infections.

If you observes any of these symptoms, it’s essential to seek veterinary attention promptly. Additionally, preventive measures, such as regular flea control and grooming, can help reduce the likelihood of skin issues in pets living in warm and humid climates.

What our Clients say

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Leyla Jackson
Leyla Jackson
I have been using the Mobile Vet Company for approximately six months now. Initially I thought it would be a good idea to use a mobile medical solution because my old lady canine became too frail to subject to traditional vet visits. Sadly it was necessary to make the decision to put her to sleep not too long after that but the care and compassion that the Mobile Vet Company staff showed at such a sad time was so appreciated. Since then, I have obtained a few rescued feline babies and the support and care they have received has been phenomenal. I feel like my pets are in very good hands indeed. Thank you MVC.
Raquel Tobian
Raquel Tobian
The Mobile Vet has been amazing. They are extremely accommodating when we have had urgent needs and always completely professional.
Aristea Underwood
Aristea Underwood
Such a wonderful experience for my kitties and me! Thanks again for making their first visit to the vet a great one!
Tonya Dunn
Tonya Dunn
Dr. Buchanan and Jesica came out to our home to examine our Rosie for her trip back to the US. They were extremely professional and caring towards our girl. They took so much time to explain the dynamics of the tropical weather and how it can affect our dog. Thank you for making this a seamless experience! We can’t recommend then enough! Thank you!
Callme Coops
Callme Coops
Excellent vets.Very efficient and responsive. But most importantly, really kind and caring and did an excellent job with my cat.
Courtney
Courtney
These doctors are amazing. They've always been available for consultation. They even had delivered my pups medication to me work for me! "We've" never had such VIP service!
John Hewetson
John Hewetson
Unbelievable service for the price. Both the Vet Tech and the Dr were fantastic with our two cats. Our two can be very skittish but they were not a problem for them and they are now doing much better. Can't say enough good things about this service. I highly recommend it. I don't know why anyone would go through the hassles and time to take loved pets to a traditional vet when they can have this service for so little cost.
Rich Dyer
Rich Dyer
Love these guys, great service, really friendly, and so convenient for my agoraphobic kitties!
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