Manhattan Beach Veterinarians – Dog & Cat Dermatology

Dog & Cat Skin Problems: Fleas, Itching, Allergies & Hot Spots Manhattan Beach Vets

Your cat or dog’s coat and skin are excellent indicators of your pet’s health. A pet’s coat should be shiny, not brittle or coarse. The skin should appear clean and not flake or feel greasy or oily. And of course, your pet should not be scratching excessively!

Problems such as itching, hot spots or over-grooming can merely be the result of a dietary issue or an allergy. However, skin issues can also be an indicator of a more serious underlying problem. So, it is always wise to have our experienced vets exam your dog or cat if they are experiencing any skin or coat problems.

Our vets will carefully examine your pet’s skin & coat to identify and treat the cause of any discomfort, itching, hair loss or hot spots.

Cat & Dog Vets: Hot Spots, Itching & Skin Problems Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Hawthorne, Torrance Vets

Some skin and coat problems are associated with a pet’s diet. Often our vets may suggest a simple adjustment of your cat or dog’s diet that will clear up your pet’s skin problems. In some cases, our veterinarians may also suggest adding a nutritional supplement to treat itching, “hot spots” and other skin disorders.

Cat & Dog Allergies Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Hawthorne, Torrance Vets

Many dogs and cats also suffer from allergies – just like humans do! In fact, most pet skin and ear infections are the result of the reaction to allergens. Often, deep in the ear canal is where infections can start before it is visible to the owner. If caught early the infection can be eliminated before it becomes painful or serious. We will prescribe the right medication if signs of an ear or skin allergy or infection are present. And, we will also show you the proper and safe way to clean your pet’s ears.

Pet Flea Treatment & Prevention Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Hawthorne, Torrance Vets

One of the most common dermatological challenges for dogs and cats is the presence of fleas. In addition to being extremely uncomfortable for pets, flea infestation can lead to infection and disease. Of course, flea prevention is always better than treating fleas after the fact! We offer the latest, most effective flea prevention treatments to ensure your pet remains flea free. However, if your pet is suffering from a flea or other parasite infestation, we are here to help. We can safely and effectively eradicate the fleas, treat any skin issues caused by the bites, and help you prevent future flea infestation.   Click here to read more about the latest flea prevention medications.

If you would like to schedule an exam for your pet, CLICK HERE, or call our Manhattan Beach veterinarians: 310-536-9654


          Monday - Friday
        7:30 am - 6:00 pm
 (Closed Thur. 1 pm - 3 pm)
        8:00 am - 2:00 pm


 2705 N. Sepulveda Boulevard
  Manhattan Beach, CA 90266



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