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November 15th, 2010, 10:46 PM
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Has anyone taken their pet in for a skin scraping? Can it be done at the regular vet or is it only something a vetrinarian dermatologist can do?

I actually never knew vet. dermatologists existed til Meghan mentioned it...

Id like to take Bob in to see a specialist but I can not find one remotely close to me.
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November 16th, 2010, 07:08 AM
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Yes any vet can do it. Regular vets use them all the time to diagnose d-mange, sarcoptic mange, etc. I had it done at the regular vet for an infected pressure sore. Takes a few seconds. Now if you get the results that day will depend on the vet's set up (some have to send them out) but any vet can do it.
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November 16th, 2010, 09:38 AM
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Good! Then I shall call the vet and make an apt! We get paid tomorrow, so I'll probably call tomorrow for an apt on Thursday. I'll keep you posted! Thanks again Meghan!
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November 16th, 2010, 09:49 AM
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My vet always just did the skin scraping right there in the exam room.. She would look for anything obvious like mange right there, but, then they would also send the sample in to a lab they contracted with to look for anything less common or anything that needed special stains or other processing to diagnose.
We usually would get the results about 3 days later, but, every office is different.
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