Category Dermatology: Skin

Doggy Odor And Seborrhea

“I’ve been following the bathing instructions you detailed yesterday and my dog still smells bad after a few days. What is causing that?” The exact answer, which would identify a primary cause, requires an examination, but the odor comes as…

Convenia Passes Another Test

Convenia passes another test. Bayou recently came to us with an embarrassing problem: BO. Body Odor. He, well, stank. Bayou had a bacterial infection of the skin called pyoderma. It is a common problem, usually secondary with a primary underlying…

Black: A Dog With A Growth

Extenuating circumstances. They affect just about everything in life, don’t they?  Our pets are not exempt from extenuating circumstances, either. Take Black, a sweet, middle-aged Labrador retriever. Black has a little lump on her right rear leg, down low, past…

Hot Spots In Pets

Poor Fritz. Wednesday night, between church and choir practice the preacher and his wife took me aside. Uh-oh! What had I done now? “Jim,” said Melinda, the pastor’s wife, “Fritz has this nasty place on the side of his head…

Demodicosis (Demodex cati) In Cats

Demodex cati is the mite responsible for Demodicosis in cats, and is a “cousin” mite to Demodex canis, the causative agent of Demodicosis (red mange) in dogs. Demodicosis is an uncommon condition of cats and is more likely to occur…

Sarcoptic (Notedric) Mange In Cats

Having recently discussed the four types of mange affecting dogs, MyPetsDoctor.com thought it only fair that we discuss the three types that cause problems in cats. We will cover one today and one next time and the third in this article. Notoedres…