Does your pet suffer from itching, allergies, or skin problems? At West Coast Animal Hospital, we understand the importance of dermatological health for your furry friends. In this video, we will introduce you to the comprehensive dermatology services we provide to keep your pets comfortable and their skin healthy.

Common Dermatological Issues:

Our team of knowledgeable veterinarians specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of dermatological problems in pets, including allergies, infections, parasites, and more. Common signs of dermatological problems in pets include itching, redness, hair loss, irritation, and skin odor.

Environmental Factors in San Diego:

In San Diego, pets may face specific environmental factors that can contribute to skin issues. These may include exposure to allergens such as pollen, dust, and foxtails, as well as pests like fleas and ticks. The dry and arid climate can also contribute to dry, flaky, and itchy skin.

Diagnostic Tools and Techniques:

To accurately diagnose your pet's skin condition, our veterinarians will perform a thorough examination and may recommend additional diagnostic tests. These may include skin scrapings, fungal cultures, allergy testing, and even biopsies. By using state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and techniques, we can ensure an accurate diagnosis and create an effective treatment plan.

Customized Treatment Plans:

Our veterinarians will design a customized treatment plan tailored to your pet's specific needs and condition. We believe in a multi-modal approach that may include topical treatments, oral medications, allergy management, dietary changes, and more. We strive to use the newest and innovative medication such as Cytopoint: an injection that targets and neutralizes the proteins that causes itchiness; and Apoquel, a fast-acting tablet that helps control itching associated with allergies.

Our goal is to alleviate discomfort and improve your pet's overall quality of life. Rest assured, your pet will receive the highest quality of care from our experienced veterinarians and skilled technicians.

Preventative Care and Education:

Along with treating existing dermatological conditions, we also emphasize the importance of preventative care and education. Our veterinarians will provide you with valuable tips and advice on proper skin and coat care, including hygiene, grooming, and parasite prevention. By taking proactive steps, we can help prevent future skin issues in your pets.


At West Coast Animal Hospital, we are dedicated to keeping your pets' skin healthy and ensuring their overall well-being. If you notice any signs of skin problems in your furry friend, don't hesitate to schedule a dermatology consultation with our expert team. Together, we can bring back the comfort and joy in your pet's life.