Skin Diseases

Skin Diseases

Skin Diseases

Environmental, food, or parasite allergies can cause skin problems. Complications of the skin and ears are among the most common reasons for veterinary office visits. Dermatologic disorders can leave your pet feeling uncomfortable and distressed. This can cause you, as a pet owner, to feel concerned about your pet's health and comfort. Scratching, licking, and discomfort are associated with the most common dermatological issues. Other symptoms might include hair loss, scaling, crusting, red skin, or skin eruptions. Animals are susceptible to a variety of skin disorders including allergies; ectoparasites; bacterial and fungal infections; hereditary and congenital diseases; autoimmune skin diseases; endocrine (hormonal) disorders; and skin cancer.

Dr. Pasternak manages patients with chronic or severe ear infections, and disease of the footpads, nasal planum (leathery part of the nose), and nails.

Dr. Pasternak has the knowledge and experience dealing with the complicated and complex nature of these diseases and allergies. When a skin or ear disorder fails to respond to traditional treatment, we are available to provide the latest technology in the diagnosis and management of your pet's health. Dr. Pasternak performs procedures including:

  • Examination and cleansing of the distal ear canal and middle ear.

  • Treatment of patients with progressive secretory otitis media. This condition is a common cause of hearing loss in King Charles Cavalier Spaniels.

  • Biopsy of the skin. If needed to determine the cause of your pet's skin condition.

  • Sublingual and injectable immunotherapy for the treatment of allergic dermatitis.

  • Diagnosis of food allergies through elimination diet trails and getting them on to the raw diets.

  • Removal of cutaneous masses and Biopsy can be performed.

  • Culture and sensitivity of the skin to isolate bacteria and determine the most appropriate treatment.

  • Management of patients with resistant skin and ear infections.

  • Ozone therapy for patients with deep soft tissue infections.

  • Thymus Extract Injection for the immune system.


Dr. Pasternak offers the best care available to the patients entrusted to our practice. With the support of trained and dedicated staff, our service is committed to using science, technology, and compassion to provide exceptional care for pets and their families

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