- the epidermis, a continuous outer layer
- the dermis in the middle containing hairs, glands, muscles, blood and lymphatic vessels and nerves
- the subcutis, an innermost, final, continuous layer consisting of fat and other connective tissue
The veterinary treatment of diseases and abnormalities of eye lids, claws, and anal glands are within the remits of dermatology. All of these structures are quite complex and therefore malfunctions are common occurrences with a need for veterinary attention.
Nowadays we have access to a variety of special skin drugs and after a correct diagnosis most skin diseases can be successfully treated with one or a combination of several different ones.
We try to get to the bottom of the problem via microscopic exams in-house and/or sending skin samples to specialised laboratories. Once a diagnosis has been achieved, we choose the most appropriate therapy with the least side effects.