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Allergies & Dermatology

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Does your pet’s itchy skin have you both losing sleep?

There are many conditions that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be quite unpleasant. You don’t want your pal to suffer and neither do we! 

The professional allergy and dermatology services at Live Oak Veterinary Hospital will help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.

Diagnosing the Problem

To get your pet feeling better, we must first identify precisely what’s causing the problem. We may be able to determine what’s wrong just by examining your pet, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the answers we need to proceed with a cure.

Some dermatological issues we assist with include:

  • Allergies (food and/or environmental)
  • Infections (acute or chronic)
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Tumors
  • Skin cancer

Developing a Treatment Plan

Once we’ve pinpointed the problem, the next step is determining how to best treat it. Depending on the situation, we may suggest something as basic as applying a topical cream. More complex conditions may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of several treatment methods. 

Signs of a possible skin concern include:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Scabbing or flaking of the skin
  • Hot spots
  • Shedding more than usual
  • Biting, chewing or licking at the affected area
  • Bumps or lumps on or under the skin

If you spot any of these signs, it’s time to schedule an appointment. Give Live Oak Veterinary Hospital a call. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life. 

Live Oak Veterinary Hospital

210 Campen Rd.
Beaufort, NC 28516
t: 252-504-2097

Business Hours

Monday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm; closed from 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Tuesday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm; closed from 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Wednesday 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm; closed from 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Friday 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
Later hours available by appointment

If you have an emergency after hours or during the holidays please contact:
Emergency Pet Service of Carteret/Craven County
118 E Main St, Havelock, NC 28532
(252) 444-1399

Sasha E.

Dr. Lloyd and the entire staff at Live Oak are absolutely wonderful. Our beloved cat was very sick with cancer and they were all so kind and helpful during... Read More

Chuck C.

Always the best care for our little girl Rusti - have used Dr. Llyod and her team for years and are very happy to have her keeping our baby healthy! Read More