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    Springtime Outdoor Reminders

    Springtime Outdoor Reminders

    Posted 12:53 PM 5/14/2013 by Richard Tao, DVM

    San Luis Obispo and the entire Central Coast is a wonderful place to be a dog. Not only is our climate near perfect all year round we also have acres of open space and miles of beaches for our pups to frolic and play in. We can all relate to the sheer joy our pets feel when the comfortable days (More)


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    My dog won't stop scratching

    My dog won't stop scratching

    Posted 3:59 PM 10/7/2011 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    Q: How can I get my dog to stop scratching, when he has no fleas or hot spots? I think he is either OCD and does it out of habit, or doesn't even realize he does it.

    A: Itchiness may be the most common reason we see pets at Animal Care Clinic - and it can be the most frustrating problem to (More)


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    Handling allergies in our pets

    Handling allergies in our pets

    Posted 2:35 PM 7/11/2011 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    Q: My dog keeps tearing up the side of her face. I know its an allergy, but I dont know to what. We have tried process of elemination: It is only certain parts of the year, so we figured pollen, so we did the shots. It stopped for a while then returned. Her food does not change ... I dont know (More)


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    Why does my cat pull his hair out at night?

    Why does my cat pull his hair out at night?

    Posted 10:28 AM 7/1/2011 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP Animal Care Clinic, San Luis Obispo

    Q: Why does my cat pull his hair out at night. He is clean and brushed, but every morning he has plucked out some hair.

    A: This one is going to require a trip to the vet. The most common causes of this are fleas (which you may never see on your cat), inhaled allergies like hayfever, and (More)


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    Demodex Mites: What are they and ways to treat

    Demodex Mites: What are they and ways to treat

    Posted 2:09 PM 2/22/2011 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM

    Pamela has asked Animal Care Clinic if there is any treatment for Demodex besides a product called Promeris. The answer is a definite "yes!"

    Let's start by looking at what Demodex is. Demodex mites are microscopic insect-like creatures that normally live on the skin of many dogs and cats. (More)


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    Itch, Scratch, Lick and Chew!

    Itch, Scratch, Lick and Chew!

    Posted 4:19 PM 12/8/2010 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM

    Both Rachel and Jennie have asked about itchy pets recently.

    Rachel has three Pugs that are so itchy that they scoot, chase their tails and are even aggressive towards each other.

    Jennie's kitty, Dobbie, has dandruff and is itchy enough that it seems to hurt when she scratches his (More)


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    Ask the Expert: Itching and skin diseases

    Ask the Expert: Itching and skin diseases

    Posted 10:28 AM 7/29/2010 by Dr. Bonnie Markoff

    Dear Jackie,

    I am so sorry Baby is so miserable with this itching. Skin disease can be very simple or very complicated. If it gets complicated, it can be expensive to diagnose and to treat. Let's hope Baby's condition has a simple answer.

    The most common causes of hairloss and (More)


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    Mites on my pet?!

    Mites on my pet?!

    Posted 3:14 PM 11/23/2009 by By Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    This month we have looked at inhaled allergies, fleas and food allergies as causes of skin disease in dogs and cats. There are many other things that can cause itchiness and hair loss.

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    Fleas

    Fleas

    Posted 3:11 PM 11/23/2009 by By Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    One of the drawbacks to the wonderful weather here on the Central Coast is that we have fleas all year ‘round.

    Fleas enjoy (More)


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    Itching and Scratching

    Itching and Scratching

    Posted 3:05 PM 11/23/2009 by By Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    As I write this, we are enjoying another predictable "Indian Summer" - it is 80 degrees in November!

    Whenever we start off the fall with (More)


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    Parasite Prevention

    Parasite Prevention

    Posted 2:35 PM 11/23/2009 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    Part of maintaining pet wellness and nurturing the human-animal bond involves ensuring that your pets are parasite free. 

    Flea and (More)


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    Shampoos

    Shampoos

    Posted 2:20 PM 11/23/2009 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    The most common problems we treat at Animal Care Clinic are obesity, dental disease and skin disease. Our high pollen count and ideal environment for fleas make itchy dogs and cats almost seem to be the norm! (More)


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