Pet Dermatology Services Raleigh NC

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Welcome to Healthy Pets Skincare!

Healthy Pet Skincare provides veterinary dermatology services for dogs and cats in the Raleigh, NC area. If your pet is displaying any skin rash symptoms, severe itchiness, or other skin problems, contact our office for an appointment. Our goal is to diagnose and treat your pet as quickly as possible, to restore his or her quality of life and health.

HPSC is operated by Dr. Arlene Jimenez, who practices at Creedmoor Road Animal Hospital in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Jimenez is a veterinarian whose practice is limited to dermatology. Despite not being a board-certified dermatologist, she has dedicated many years to studying and doing numerous continual education in dermatology alone. Dr. Jimenez feels confident that with her knowledge and your compliance we can find a diagnosis and a treatment plan for your pet’s skin or ear disorder.

Veterinary Dermatology in Raleigh, NC

Pet Dermatology Services

You do not need a referral from your regular veterinarian to bring your pet to us! We accept referrals, but if your pet is showing signs of distress from a skin problem, bring him in! Our goal is to diagnose and treat your pet’s skin problems, but if we are unable to succeed with the diagnosis, we will refer your pet to a board-certified dermatologist in the area. We’re here to diagnose and treat skin problems, and that is our specialty.

Some pet skin problems may not seem very important; sometimes they just get itchy skin and the problem goes away in a day or two. But sometimes, pets can become self-destructive. The itchiness from an illness or allergies can become so severe that they remove a patch of fur or make themselves bleed from scratching. This is a serious symptom that your pet needs to be evaluated by our veterinarian at HPSC.

Symptoms to Look For

These symptoms are signs that you should call Healthy Pet Skincare and schedule an appointment:

  • Severe scratching
  • Rubbing the face or ears obsessively
  • Chewing or biting the skin
  • Obsessively licking the feet, legs, or body in the same spot
  • Scooting against carpet, grass, or other substances
  • Sore spots or red, irritated skin
  • Dry and flaky skin
  • Losing hair, usually in a single area, from scratching

Diagnostic Testing at Healthy Pet Skincare

Our clinic is fully equipped to diagnose the most common skin problems in pets, including any itchy skin, recurrent ear infections, and allergies. We have a battery of tests that we can conduct in-house to figure out why your pet has a skin problem, and then determine the best course of treatment to give them relief.

After visually examining your pet, these are some of the tests we carry out to reach a diagnosis:

  • Skin Cytology
  • Skin biopsy
  • Ear cytology
  • Skin or ear cultures
  • Skin scrapings
  • Bloodwork analysis
  • Dermatophyte Test Medium (DTM)

Veterinary Dermatology in Raleigh, NC

You can trust, HPSC with your pet skin care

We love pets and skin, that’s why Dr. Jimenez is here to help you. We want your pets to be as happy and healthy as possible. There are many different ailments, parasites, and allergies that can make dogs and cats miserable, and they tell us they’re miserable through skin problems. And we are here to help!

If your dog or cat is showing signs of skin problems or a rash, call our office in Raleigh at (919) 781-0696 to schedule an appointment, or use our Contact Us page.

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