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When Should I Use The Skin & Itch Test?Updated 8 months ago

The MySimplePetLab “Skin & Itch Test” is a microscopic exam (cytology) of material (skin discharge) from the surface of your pet's skin. Skin cytology is the first test used by vets for signs of skin infection.

Some common signs of skin infections and reasons for testing include: 

  • Irritated Skin
  • Irritated Skin Folds
  • Scratching
  • Smelly Skin/Paws
  • Chewing/Licking at Paws
  • Skin Discharge
  • Hot Spots
  • Scabs on Skin
  • Hair Thinning/Loss

The MySimplePetLab Skin & Itch Dog Test is a from home test designed to identify the common causes of skin infections including mites, bacteria and yeast. All MySimplePetLab from home test results are designed to be shared with your veterinarian.  

You should always contact a local or virtual veterinarian right away if your pet is acting sick.

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