dog allergies in oak creek, glendale and port washington, wi

Dermatology & Cat & Dog Allergies

in Oak Creek, WI, Glendale, WI, Port Washington, WI

Cat and dog allergies in Oak Creek, WI, Glendale, WI, and Port Washington, WI can be quite frustrating because it is not always simple to find the root cause. Our team led by a board-certified dermatologist brings expertise and experience in diagnosing and treating a broad range of dermatological diseases, such as:

  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic skin infections
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Conditions of the ear

Call us at one of our three locations to make an appointment.

Glendale: (414) 540-6710

Oak Creek: (414) 761-6333

Port Washington: (262) 268-7800

A visit to the dermatologist may help if your pet experiences any of the following:

  • Recurrent skin & ear infections
  • Seasonal/year-round allergies
  • Hair loss disorders
  • Non-stop scratching

Techniques available for diagnosing and treating dog and cat allergy conditions include:

  • Cytologic (microscopic) evaluations
  • Skin scrapings
  • Hair examinations
  • Fungal or bacterial cultures
  • Intradermal allergy testing
  • Skin and nail biopsies
  • Video otoscopy with deep ear canal evaluations
  • Histopathology
  • Hyposensitization treatments

Our board-certified dermatologist is an expert in all skin conditions and can help your pet. Dr. Casey Stepnik will work with you to identify the specific cause of your pet's condition and then develop a treatment plan based on experience and proven methodologies. At Lakeshore, our goal is to restore and maintain your pet's comfort and quality of life as soon as possible.

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What can I expect at my pet's initial dermatology consultation?

Your consultation appointment with our board-certified veterinary dermatologist comprises of several components:

  • The dermatology technician will obtain a thorough history of your pet, reviewing records from your family veterinarian.
  • The dermatologist will review your pet’s medical history records as provided by your pet’s other health care providers.
  • The dermatologist will discuss and review your pet’s current health status as reported by you.
  • The dermatologists will perform a thorough physical examination.
  • The dermatologist will then discuss the next steps (such as additional tests that might be recommended), treatment options, and a long term care plan. This discussion will focus on your pet's health, addressing concerns, and answering questions you may have. Should treatment of any kind be indicated, we will discuss your options, including expected outcomes (prognosis), recovery, and costs. Treatment decisions are made jointly with you, so it is important that the person(s) responsible for the patient is present to ask questions and provide information about the pet’s behavior, routines, and history.
      Please allow at least 60 minutes for this entire discussion.

DERMATOLOGY APPOINTMENT INSTRUCTIONS

  • Dermatology patients should come to their appointment fasted. Water is ok.
  • Please, no food or treats 12 hours prior to their appointment. **Except young animals (less than a year old) or diabetics, then a small meal is ok. Water should be available to your pet at all times.
  • Please do not bathe your pet for 3 days prior to their appointment.
  • Do not administer ear medications or ear cleaning 48 hours prior to their appointment.
  • Continue to give oral medications as prescribed by your regular veterinarian.
  • Please bring all prior and current medications to the appointment, including any empty bottles. Photos of prescription labels are also acceptable.

MEET OUR BOARD-CERTIFIED SPECIALIST:

  • Casey Stepnik
    DVM, DACVD
    Dermatology
    Board-certified Dermatologist