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Skin problems, such as inflammation and infection, can cause excessive scratching which can make your pet miserable. If your pet is suffering from any of the symptoms listed below, please call us today to schedule an exam:

  • Excessive scratching or face rubbing
  • Excessive licking of the feet, legs, or abdomen
  • Localized or generalized hair loss
  • Biting or chewing at the skin
  • Recurring skin infections
  • Dull, greasy, scabby, or smelly coat
  • Chronic anal sac problems
  • Abnormally shaped or frequently cracking nails

Allergies are a common underlying cause of skin problems in dogs and cats. Our veterinarians can diagnose and treat a variety of dermatological conditions such as:

  • Food and contact allergies
  • Allergic reactions
  • Parasites (fleas and mites)
  • Autoimmune-related skin diseases
  • Infectious diseases (bacterial and fungal)
  • Hormonal diseases (like hypothyroidism and Cushing’s disease)

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Family Pet Animal Hospital


1401 W. Webster Avenue Chicago, IL 60614

Clinic Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Sunday: Closed