Foot licking

Foot licking! Ugh! Slurping, biting, licking…at 2am!! Anyone of us, me included, that has a dog that licks their feet wants help! For me, foot licking is allergy till proven otherwise. Certainly, there are variations in the diagnosis if only 1...

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Ear infections (otitis)

Ear infections! I’ve mentioned them before and how important it is to have your veterinarian check an ear smear to see what organism is causing the infection (yeast or bacteria). But… what is really CAUSING the ear infection (otitis)? The...

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Heartworm prevention

Heartworm prevention…DO IT!! Heartworm disease in dogs and cats is real no matter where you live or what season it is. Carried by mosquitos that bite your pet, it causes foot-long worms (heartworms) to live in the heart, lungs, and other organs...

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Mange!

MANGE! What is it? There are 3 types of mange in dogs, 2 of which are contagious. Demodectic mange, “Red Mange”, is caused by microscopic demodex mites that live in the hair follicle, are not contagious, and are a function of a weakened or...

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Tooth info

I know I am a veterinary dermatologist but I just watched a wonderful webinar from Dr. Jan Bellows (our “king” of veterinary dentistry) and wanted to pass on some information I learned. First of all, STOP THOSE ANTLER HORNS for...

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