Category Archives: Dermatology

Allergies: ‘Tis the Season

An allergy is an abnormal immune system reaction to something in the environment. Our pets can be allergic to the same things that their humans can be, including: pollens, weeds, grasses, mold spores, and dust mites. We often see "flea allergy" as well, which is not a reaction to the flea itself, but to the flea's saliva. Less…
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Skin Mites

There are two types of mites that cause skin disease in dogs. It is important to determine which mite is present to determine treatment and prognosis. This is done by taking a skin and hair sample and evaluating it microscopically. Demodectic mange (often called "demodex" or "red mange") is most commonly diagnosed. It is caused…
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