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Does your dog 🐶 suffer from allergies?

Does your dog 🐶 suffer from allergies?

There are numerous reasons why the dogs and cats in our lives have itchy skin. Causes of itching include parasites (such as fleas and ticks), bacterial infections, and – one of the most common reasons – allergies.1

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Why We Don’t Use Blood Tests for Food Allergies in Dogs and Cats

Why We Don’t Use Blood Tests for Food Allergies in Dogs and Cats

Blood tests for food allergies in dogs is a very intriguing proposition; after all, who wants to spend 8 weeks doing a diet trial to get an answer, when you could just have your vet draw some blood and get in answer in a few days?

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Mosquito Bite Hypersensitivity in 2 Cats

Mosquito Bite Hypersensitivity in 2 Cats

These are images of two cats (6 and 10 years old) who live in the same house and developed the same skin condition, with crusting, bleeding, and intense itching on the front aspect of the ears and nose:

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Ringworm in a 1 month old mixed breed puppy

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

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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Mosquito Bite Hypersensitivity in 2 Cats

Mosquito Bite Hypersensitivity in 2 Cats

These are images of two cats (6 and 10 years old) who live in the same house and developed the same skin condition, with crusting, bleeding, and intense itching on the front aspect of the ears and nose:

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Ringworm in a 1 month old mixed breed puppy

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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Discoid Lupus Erythematosus

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

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

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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From Our Partners

Virbac — Shaping the Future of Animal Health

Virbac — Shaping the Future of Animal Health

This is a short promotional video about Virbac’s commitment to working with veterinarians to help provide ever-improving care for companion animals, with constantly evolving products and technology:

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Does your dog 🐶 suffer from allergies?

Does your dog 🐶 suffer from allergies?

There are numerous reasons why the dogs and cats in our lives have itchy skin. Causes of itching include parasites (such as fleas and ticks), bacterial infections, and – one of the most common reasons – allergies.1

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Latest Pet Rewards From Ceva and Douxo

Latest Pet Rewards From Ceva and Douxo

Save on your pet’s skin care with the latest deal from Ceva! With their latest Buy 2, Get 1 Free deal for Douxo products, you can treat your pet’s skin with the best shampoos, mousses, sprays, and wipes for less!

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Your Cat’s Healthy Skin and Coat

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?

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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Why We Don’t Use Blood Tests for Food Allergies in Dogs and Cats

Why We Don’t Use Blood Tests for Food Allergies in Dogs and Cats

Blood tests for food allergies in dogs is a very intriguing proposition; after all, who wants to spend 8 weeks doing a diet trial to get an answer, when you could just have your vet draw some blood and get in answer in a few days?

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Five Common Misconceptions about Immunotherapy

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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