Westlake Village Animal Hospital in Conejo Valley understands that pets may have allergies. There are pet allergies to food, fleas, dust, pollen, mold, or even contact with a specific item. Pets tend to lick, scratch and gnaw, especially on the feet. Your pet may be allergic to grass pollen, even to dust mites including many molds. Your pet may be allergic to several different things with the same result, itching and scratching! In order to determine the exact cause of your dog’s itching, allergy tests are available as well as other treatment options at Westlake Village Animal Hospital.
We carry a full line of dermatological shampoos, conditioners, hypoallergenic diets and treats, as well as many other topical treatments to ease and sooth the skin.
About Dr. Warner: Dr. Werner, Board Certified Dermatologist is available for consultations at Westlake Village Animal Hospital to help diagnose your pet’s skin issues.
Alexander Werner, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology recently joined Westlake Village Animal Hospital. Dr. Werner is one of the few Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologists in Southern California. He is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of lesions and symptoms affecting the skin, hair, nails, and ear canals, and especially the management of allergic skin disorders. Dr. Werner sees referral cases, including cats, dogs, and horses, from across Ventura and Los Angeles Counties as well as in his practice in Reno, Nevada. Dr. Werner was raised in the San Fernando Valley receiving his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. Following a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at California Animal Hospital, Dr. Werner was accepted to the residency program in veterinary dermatology at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Werner passed his boards to become a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 1991.
In addition to consulting on dermatology cases for over two decades, Dr. Werner continues to lecture to veterinarians both nationally and internationally. Dr. Werner has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is the author of several book chapters, and most recently is editor of the dermatology section in the latest edition of the 5-Minute Veterinary Consult textbook. His latest textbook, the Dermatology Companion to the 5-Minute Veterinary Consult was published in 2011.