Category Dermatology: Skin

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…

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…

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…

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. Cuterebra are also sometimes called “wolf worm.” WARNING!  These…

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:…

Itchy Dogs Diagnosed

It was a good working theory, even if it didn’t work out. On June 18, 2010, we ran a story about Annie and two other pets in her household who were itchy. That day we could find nothing on Annie’s…