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What’s New in Veterinary Dermatology

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Ringworm in a 1 month old mixed breed puppy

These are pictures of ringworm in a 1 month old mixed breed puppy (there were actually 3 puppies from the same litter who all presented for patchy hair loss without itching): 

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Your Vet Wants You To Know

Do you own a pet? Do you take them to the vet? Do you ever worry that you aren’t getting all of the information you want from your veterinarian in the 10-20 minutes of face time you have with them each appointment?

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Five Common Misconceptions about Immunotherapy

Does your pet have allergies? Are you treating with daily or monthly medications that help to control the itch, but only seem to help for the day (or month) that your pet takes them? Has your veterinarian or veterinary dermatologist recommended allergy testing and immunotherapy? Immunotherapy is a great option for many environmentally allergic pets, and is considered by many to be the gold-standard for long-term safety in allergy treatment. However, you (and possibly your veterinarian) may have some hesitations about immunotherapy, or questions about how well it works.

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Discoid Lupus Erythematosus

Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) in an autoimmune disease that attacks the nasal planum (moist part of the nose) in dogs.

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma in a Cat

This poor cat had a tumor on its nose. When the mass was biopsied, it came back as Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC).

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Ringworm in a 1 month old mixed breed puppy

These are pictures of ringworm in a 1 month old mixed breed puppy (there were actually 3 puppies from the same litter who all presented for patchy hair loss without itching): 

Read more

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Discoid Lupus Erythematosus

Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) in an autoimmune disease that attacks the nasal planum (moist part of the nose) in dogs.

Read more

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma in a Cat

This poor cat had a tumor on its nose. When the mass was biopsied, it came back as Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC).

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Calcinosis Cutis in a Husky mix

This is Prince. Prince had a disease called calcinosis cutis, in which is body is making deposits of calcium that work their way out of the deep skin out through the surface of the epidermis, causing hair loss, secondary infections, and sometimes itching.

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Your Cat’s Healthy Skin and Coat

A cat’s skin and coat are among the most visible signs of health and vitality. The skin and coat are of vital importance to the body’s protective mechanisms against environmental assaults of all kinds: from infectious agents to temperature gradients. In addition, hair is of great aesthetic importance to owners and a source of great concern when it is not normal.

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Does My Cat Have Allergies?

Is your cat suffering from allergies? Has your cat been sneezing or showing other signs of irritation? She may be having reactions to her food or her environment.

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Help for Your Cat’s Dry Skin

Tips to help keep you both feeling your best.

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Why Do Dogs Have Itchy Ears?

My dog keeps scratching his ears. What might be wrong?

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Cat fungal skin infection: how to recognize it and treat it

Your cat’s once-majestic fur is looking a little worse for wear, and they seem to be licking, scratching, and biting themselves non-stop, so it seems to be time for a little trip to the veterinarian’s office. After an examination and a few tests, your veterinarian told you that your cat has Malassezia dermatitis. To best help your furry friend, it’s important that you understand what this fungal infection is and how the treatments work.

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Five Common Misconceptions about Immunotherapy

Does your pet have allergies? Are you treating with daily or monthly medications that help to control the itch, but only seem to help for the day (or month) that your pet takes them? Has your veterinarian or veterinary dermatologist recommended allergy testing and immunotherapy? Immunotherapy is a great option for many environmentally allergic pets, and is considered by many to be the gold-standard for long-term safety in allergy treatment. However, you (and possibly your veterinarian) may have some hesitations about immunotherapy, or questions about how well it works.

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