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Pet Grooming and Dermatology in Sherman Oaks

Does your pet seem to be scratching a lot more than usual? Have you noticed areas with knots and matted fur? If so, bring him/her to McGrath Veterinary Center, where we offer pet grooming and dermatology services. There are more than 100 skin conditions that can develop in dogs and cats, and by having your pet groomed on a regular basis, many of these conditions can be detected and treated early. With our grooming and dermatology services, we can diagnose and treat skin and coat problems so your pet can be clean and healthy!

Pet Dermatology Services

For pet skin problems, we offer a variety of diagnostic tests to find the cause and specific type of skin condition, whether it’s an allergy or infection. We also consider all of the associated symptoms as well as the pet’s environment and diet. These factors are commonly linked to certain skin problems and can aid in the diagnosis. Our pet dermatology services include:

  • Allergy testing
  • Skin scraping
  • Skin cytology
  • Skin biopsy
  • Medications to manage long-term allergies
  • Treatment of chronic ear infections (cultures, deep flushing, and chronic management)

Signs That Could Indicate a Pet Skin Problem

Unsure if your pet is in need of a dermatology exam or treatment? Consider the list below of some of the most common symptoms associated with skin problems in dogs and cats:

  • Red spots, sores, or scabs
  • Dry or oily skin
  • Dandruff/flaky skin
  • Constant licking of paws
  • Bald patches/hair loss
  • Mites

If you’ve noticed any of these signs, or if you’d like to have your pet bathed or shaved down, schedule a dermatology or grooming appointment at McGrath Veterinary Center today!

 Pet Grooming Services

McGrath Veterinary Center offers basic pet grooming services in conjunction with our pet dermatology services. We also offer regular bathing, medicated bathing, and moisturizing treatment to treat a variety of skin issues, including allergic skin disease. And for those furry felines, we offer lion cuts and shave downs—with or without sedation—depending on the cat.