Dermatology: Skin

Why I Love Canine And Feline Dermatology

Do you know the old joke about dermatologists? Why do dermatologists love their practices? Three reasons: Their patients never die, They never have emergencies, And they never get well. It’s a joke I tell almost all new clients, especially those whose pets have atopy and Flea Bite Allergy, but not to be funny. I tell […]

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Scratching Is Probably More Than Fleas

Diane writes: I have 3 dogs. Two are 40 pounds each, one is 110 pounds. I always used Frontline until fleas seemed resistant. I’ve been trying others and am currently on Bio Spot [an over-the-counter Farnam product]. I just gave the 2nd treatment (in 15 days….they say that is “legal” one time only) and in […]

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Treating Canine Comedones

Sandra writes: “But what if my dog has small ones [sebaceous cysts] that kind of pop up like black dots? I gently squeeze them, the contents come out and his skin heals just fine. Is that ok? It’s pretty much like popping a human pimple.” Just can’t resist them, can you, Sandra? I know it’s […]

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A Pug With Demodectic Mange

Maria has a dog with Demodicosis and has a question about her: “My Pug has been under treatment for three weeks now. I don’ t see her getting any better. On the contrary I see more patches everyday. When will I see a difference. Will she grow hair again on the patches?” Maria, Demodicosis can […]

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Pine Pollen As A Harbinger Of Spring

What is your favorite sign of Spring? Mine is the delicate pale green of brand new leaves. To me, they are like little babies, promises from God that we can have a new start after a long winter. There is a much earlier sign than those, however. Mickey Mouse hats. Well, sort of. That’s what […]

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Feline Seborrhea

We have previously discussed seborrhea in dogs. Seborrhea in cats is the same condition as in dogs, but usually has a different appearance and is treated differently. Like canine seborrhea, feline seborrhea may be triggered by stimulation of the oil glands of the skin from inflammatory processes such as allergies and infection. Such stimulation is most […]

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Is This Scratching Abnormal?

“Dr. Randolph, Hunter has been scratching a lot lately.” This is a common comment, especially here in the southeastern US, where grass, trees, flowers, fleas and mosquitos all grow in abundance thanks to a healthy combination of heat, humidity and an annual 270 days of summer. My standard list of questions in response to this […]

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It’s Cuterebra Time!

It’s that time of year:  Cuterebra time!  We’ve written about Cuterebra larvae and flies before.  Alert reader John Wycoff found a squirrel infested with multiple larvae and took some great pictures. WARNING!  These photos are too much for my son/MyPetsDoctor.com business partner, Jeremy.  They may be too much for you, too!

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Sam The Westie Update

Longtime readers will recall the sad-to-happy story of Sam, the West Highland Terrier. Sam came in for a followup visit with us and we are happy to report that he looks and feels just as good as these pictures indicate: fantastic. To look back at Sam’s tale in chronological order, click on these links: Story […]

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