The majority of dogs and cats present skin, hair, nails or ear disease during their lives. These diseases, chronic most of the times, include immune-mediated, infectious, parasitic, fungal, allergic and neoplastic processes.
The diagnosis of these is a challenge in veterinary clinical practice as many diseases present with very similar clinical signs (descamation, ichiness, skin infections) and the chronicity in most cases (like allergies) can cause frustration to the owners.
In Hospital Veterinari Glories we have an advanced and strict diagnostic protocol where we routinely perform diagnostic tests such skin scrapes, skin and ear cytology and hair analysis. In more complicated cases, more specialized diagnostics such as intradermal skin allergen reactivity, surgical biopsies, ear endoscopy and otic surgery are performed.