Dogs and cats with skin conditions may excessively lick, scratch or chew their legs, feet or other areas of the body. Veterinary dermatology services help pets with bacterial, yeast or fungal infections, allergic reactions to the environment or food, parasite infestations or immune system deficiencies. Our doctors diagnose skin conditions by carefully examining the affected area(s) and will perform in-house cytology to review samples taken from the ears, legs, feet, and elsewhere under the microscope. Once the condition is identified, we’ll prescribe medications to take home that same day. We may also recommend a dietary trial if food allergies are suspected. If left untreated, allergies and other skin conditions can make four-legged family members very uncomfortable and may lead to more serious medical conditions, so a doctor visit is required before medications can be dispensed.