PET SKIN CARE
Balboa Veterinarians Treat Rashes, Infections, and Skin Conditions
Do you cringe when you see your pet chewing or scratching at a red, painful-looking area of raw skin? Do you hate to see your four-legged pal suffering from an irritation that just will not go away? Are your worried that your pet might actually have a dangerous infection? We understand those feelings — let our Balboa veterinarians help you!
How Do Veterinarians Help?
Your pet cannot tell you that it has a health problem — but its skin can. If you see red, inflamed or flaky patches of skin, bald spots, lumps, discolorations or scaly-looking areas, it may be time to call our Balboa Veterinary animal hospital in San Diego. Your pet may also lick or bite itchy, irritated skin, making a bad situation even worse.
These symptoms can stem from a wide variety of causes. Allergies cause rashes as the pet’s immune system reacts to the irritant. Use of strong shampoos or other cleaning products can damage a pet’s skin as well. Parasites such as fleas and mites can irritate and inflame the skin severely, and to top it all off, bacterial infections can invade the damaged skin to make your pet even sicker and more miserable.
These conditions are not always easy to distinguish from each other — for instance, sarcopic mange and allergic reactions can show the exact same symptoms. To muddy the waters further, sometimes a pet will cause its own skin conditions through excessive licking for some undetermined reason. While you may expect to see a dog with mange or ringworm display such behavior, you might not expect all that licking to be a sign of boredom or frustration. It takes skilled professionals to diagnose and treat a pet skin condition correctly — and our veterinarian, Dr. Juan Pablo Romero is experienced and knowledgeable of most pet skin conditions.
If your pet seems to have any kind of skin problem, bring it into our animal vet clinic as soon as possible. We test for parasites, run blood tests, perform skin biopsies and visually examine skin and nails to diagnose your pet’s condition with pinpoint accuracy. Our veterinarian will then prescribe pharmaceuticals or other treatments to restore your pet to its normal healthy, happy state.
Our care for your pet does not stop when you leave the animal hospital. We educate pet owners on long-term health and wellness strategies for their pets, in the hopes of preventing future emergencies. We can advise you on lifestyle habits, dietary needs, good grooming practices and other essentials that will help you to manage any skin conditions or allergies your pet may have. Everyone at our animal vet clinic loves pets as much as you do.
katys, San Diego
Every time I'm in to pick up food or meds for my kitty boy I'm greated with a warm, smiling face. The staff is wonderful! If I happen to run into the doc he greats me with a smile too and always asks about my kitty. Always a pleasure when I'm here!
renees, San Diego
Excellent visit, as always. The staff is always pleasant and helpful. Juan Pablo is a fantastic vet--he makes the visits with my 3 dogs stress-free for them. I feel like he cares about my pets' health as much as I do as their "mom". Would recommend BVH in a heartbeat and I have done so in the past. Yea to BVH!!!!
Fast, nice, thorough
eunjaek, San Diego
I love that Dr. Romero was a doctor that explained everything. He really took the time to answer all my questions and made sure I understood all that goes into owning a terrier mix. My rescue was so comfortable with him, she even fell asleep in his arms while he was examining her!
brookb, San Diego
You guys made room for us when our current vet said that they would charge a ridiculous fee. Thank you for seeing us and giving Ryder top notch service. The follow up calls truly made us life-time fans. When our plan ends at our current vet, we will be transferring to your business full time. Thank you for everything.