Preventing, diagnosing and treating Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is a common concern of owners of animals with light skin; cats with white noses can get squamous cell carcinoma, and sunbaking dogs may get melanomas on unpigmented skin. As preventative measures we offer pet sunscreen and can advise on hats and sunglasses. Diagnosing skin cancer requires that we biopsy the affected area, and often surgical removal is required. If follow up chemotherapy or radiotherapy is required, we are able to offer or arrange this for your pet.
Other recommended treatment options for dermatology problems
Other disease preventatives that we routinely stock include various flea controls, medicated and regular shampoos and conditioners, and a number of prescription diets and food supplements that can help regulate troubled skin.
It is our goal that we diagnose your pets skin disease accurately and thus use the best and most efficient treatment possible, with minimal side effects. We feel it is important to treat skin issues seriously, as they can rapidly get ‘out of control’ and severely affect your pets quality of life and in some cases your own. Call us now if you feel your pets skin needs a thorough assessment by one of our friendly and knowledgeable veterinarians.