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ALLERGIES & DERMATOLOGY
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Is itchy skin driving your pet crazy?

There are many conditions that can affect a companion animal’s skin, and the symptoms can be unpleasant. You don’t want your furry friend to suffer and neither do we! 

The professional allergy and dermatology services at Ashton Animal Hospital will help get your loved one as healthy on the outside as on the inside.

Diagnosing the Problem

To help your pet feel better, we must first identify what’s causing the problem. We may be able to tell what’s wrong through a physical exam, or we may need to investigate further. Blood work, skin scrapings and biopsies help us get the answers we need to move forward with a cure.

Some dermatological concerns we assist with include:

  • Allergies (food and/or environmental)
  • Infections (acute or chronic)
  • Parasites
  • Dermatitis
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Tumors
  • Skin cancer

Developing a Treatment Plan

Once we’ve pinpointed the problem, the next step is determining the best way to treat it. Depending on the situation, the doctor may recommend something as simple as applying a topical cream. More complex conditions may call for a longer-term strategy or involve a combination of treatment methods. 

Signs of a potential skin problem include:

  • Excessive scratching
  • Scabbing or flaking of the skin
  • Hot spots
  • Shedding more than usual
  • Biting, chewing or licking at the affected area
  • Bumps or lumps on or under the skin

If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to book an appointment. Give Ashton Animal Hospital a call. We can help your loved one live a more comfortable life.

Ashton Animal Hospital

12355 Woodruff Ave
Downey, CA 90241
Call us! 562-803-1551


Our Services

Wellness & Vaccinations
Wellness Plans
Puppy & Kitten Wellness Package
Nutrition & Weight Management
Allergies & Dermatology
Diagnostics
Surgery
Laser Therapy
Dentistry
Adoption
Microchipping
Parasite Prevention & Control


Working Hours

M-W: 9am-12pm, 2pm-5pm
Th-F: 9am-1pm, 3pm-6pm
Sat: 9am-4pm

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