Category Dermatology: Skin

Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex

“Doctor, my cat is itchy, and she has these little bumps all over.” After a thorough examination, I announced, “Lucy has Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex. We call it EGC.” Since that first visit, we have treated Snoopy several more times for…

Feline Acne

Feline acne. It’s not just teenaged skin. Acne in cats is common and, in most cases, not a terribly difficult problem to control. However, it can become a deep and serious infection. Initial signs can be subtle, and are usually…

Atopic Dermatitis Update

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Dr. Alice Jeromin, a pharmacist and veterinary dermatologist in private practice in Cleveland, OH, has written an excellent update on the latest for treatment of Atopy (also called Atopic Dermatitis) patients. If you have not already read the basics on…

Flea Control Fundamentals

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Pet owners call us almost every day with questions about flea control, when fleas are only a part of the problem. The conversation usually starts with, “My dog (or cat) is scratching and I need to know what you have to control…

Comb Use For Dogs And Cats

FURminator Dog deShedding Tool

The lowly comb has dozens of uses for pet owners. Some of them even have medical implications. We often speak of brushing our pets, but sometimes the comb is a better tool. For pets who like to be groomed, a…

Fleas Make Cats Go Up High

My cousin, Judy, (one of my late Uncle Sam’s daughters) in Florida writes: “Do you do counseling on cats? I think ours has gone psycho on us. We missed last month’s flea treatment and now are afraid we have fleas…

Aggressive Diagnostics Pay Off

Frugality or shortsightedness? Queenie came to see us yesterday with a complaint of hair losson one toe.  Several people had told her owner that it was “a fungus.” I examined Queenie thoroughly, and was unconvinced.  However, I gave her master…