Dermatology: Skin

Convenia’s Many Uses

As the use of Convenia long-acting antibiotic injection widens many MyPetsDoctor.com readers are writing in with questions about it. “Can it be used for upper respiratory infections?” “Can it be used for urinary tract infections?” “Can it be used for skin infections?” The answer to all of these questions is “yes”. In fact, your pet’s […]

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Food Allergy: Diagnosis By Food Trial

Food Allergy can be one of the greatest everyday diagnostic challenges in the practice of veterinary medicine. Food allergy, in dogs and in cats, can look like so many things. And can, at the same time, look like nothing you’ve ever seen. Take inhalant allergies, for comparison. When a pet is allergic to dusts, pollens, […]

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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 in patients with other disease processes such as immunosuppression from Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, Feline Leukemia […]

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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 cati is the mite that causes Notoedric mange or Scabies in cats. Like Scabies in […]

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Mange In Dogs: Cheyletiella-Walking Dandruff

In an ongoing series on the four types of mange in dogs today we will look at Cheyletiella Dermatitis. Also called Cheyletielliosis and Walking Dandruff, it is caused by a mite called Cheyletiella yasguri.If you’re looking for something that will give you the creeps, find a puppy with Walking Dandruff. He will have a lot […]

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Scabies/Sarcoptic Mange In Dogs

In an ongoing series on the four types of mange in dogs today we will look at Sarcoptic mange, caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei (variety canis). Sarcoptic mange, also called Scabies, is primarily a disease of dogs. If a person comes in close contact with an infected dog people may suffer severe itchiness. While […]

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Demodicosis in Dogs

Mange. It’s a terrible word. It’s a terrible word because of all of the connotations of “suffering” and “ugly” and “difficult to cure.” To veterinarians, it’s all that and a terrible word because we hear it as a catch-all term. Over the next few days we’re going to discuss the four kinds of mange that occur in […]

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Flea Control and Flea Prevention In Dogs and Cats

Fleas. We’ve had about enough of them, haven’t we? And your pets have, too! The dog I saw today absolutely covered in fleas inspired me to write today’s post on flea control. Why? Simply because there are so many good flea control products available there is absolutely no excuse for your pet to have fleas! […]

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How Veterinary Dermatology Cases Are Worked Up

In an ongoing series on how different kinds of cases are worked up, today we will look at pet dermatology patients. Dermatology, the study of skin and its diseases, is one of the most challenging areas of practice. And I love it. Why? Simple: it is so rewarding. Most dermatology patients arrive with a complaint […]

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