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