Lacey, Washington


Veterinary Dermatology in Lacey, WA

At Rainier West Veterinary Hospital, we offer dermatology services to ensure the skin, the largest organ in your pet's body, stays healthy and free of disease. Dr. Doyle and her team provide cutting-edge treatments for a range of skin concerns, including food and environmental allergies, external parasites, hot spots, wounds, and so much more! You can always expect innovative dermatology solutions and best-in-class care.

Pet Dermatology Services - An Overview

The following are some of the pet dermatology services proudly offered by your trusted team at Rainier West Veterinary Hospital:

Food and Environmental Allergy Management: Food or environmental allergies can produce symptoms such as scratching, excessive licking, chewing on certain body parts, skin rash, crusty sores, discolored fur, and bald patches. Dr. Doyle will create a custom treatment plan to help provide the needed allergy relief. 

External Parasite Treatment: External parasites, such as fleas, ticks, or mites on the skin or in the ears, can cause significant discomfort and, worse yet, cause skin problems and sometimes carry serious diseases. Dr. Doyle will create a parasite treatment plan based on your dog or cat's unique needs and the severity of the infestation. 

The best way to keep fleas, ticks, or mites from affecting your pet's health is to follow a safe parasite prevention plan through drops or chews, as recommended by Dr. Doyle. As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

Hot Spot Treatment: Hot spots are red, moist, and inflamed skin lesions that are often warm to the touch. Also known as acute moist dermatitis, the painful sores can develop anywhere on the body but are usually found on the head, legs, and tail in dogs or the neck and thighs in cats. 

Symptom relief includes reducing the inflammation and eliminating the bacteria responsible for the infection using topical creams, antibiotics, anti-itch medications, and steroids when needed. Diagnosis and treatment of the underlying causes of the hot spots will help prevent their future recurrence.   

Wound Care: Unfortunately, pet wounds happen and can range from minor like a torn toenail or more severe like a deep laceration. Dr. Doyle and her team will clean the area and repair the wound while ensuring your pet is comfortable throughout treatment. It is critical to ensure any pet injury is evaluated to prevent infection or complications.

Veterinary Dermatology Near Me in Lacey, WA

At Rainier West Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to providing our furry patients with the highest level of care and service. If your pet has skin issues or you have any concerns, our team will work with you to find the best solutions for lasting relief. We invite you to call our office to schedule your pet's appointment or request one online today!