Dermatology

Skin-related disorders are responsible for a significant number of visits from our clients and their pets every day. It is important to diagnose the causes of skin diseases rather than just put a “band-aid” on the problem and have it recur over and over.

Allergy plays a significant role in the field of dermatology. We offer comprehensive allergy testing for both environmental allergens as well as food allergens. Fortunately, most allergy treatments are with a daily oral drop instead of the injections that were previously the mainstay of treatment.

Some of the diagnostic techniques we offer for dermatology are:
  • Skin Biopsy with specialist;
  • Dermatopathology Skin cultures, both bacterial and fungal testing.
  • Skin scraping, which identifies types of skin parasites and infections.
  • Allergy testing with a blood sample.
  • Food Allergy TrialsGlandular disorder screening.
  • Low thyroid levels or excess cortisol levels can cause skin symptoms.

We also offer professional grooming at Calabasas Veterinary Center

  • Medicated bathing with pulsing warm water sprays using a device called HydroSurge hastens the recovery from many skin diseases and makes your pet feel better right away.

Some of the therapies we offer are:

  • Hyposensitization for allergy symptoms.
  • Homeopathic remedies.
  • Antihistamine therapy
  • Advanced medications for moderate to severe allergy (also termed atopy).
  • HydroSurge medicated baths.
  • Advanced antibiotic therapies.
  • Elimination of primary or secondary yeast infections.
  • Balancing and treatment of hormonal abnormalities.
  • Parasite elimination; fleas, ticks, mites, other ectoparasites.