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    Mast Cell Tumors

    Mast Cell Tumors

    Posted 9:43 AM 11/28/2012 by Marissa Greenberg, DVM

    Kaia is a 10-year-old Boxer. Unfortunately, boxers are a breed predisposed to many kinds of cancers. One of those is a cancer called a Mast Cell Tumor. Mast cells are a kind of cell that is found in many types of tissues in the body, including the skin. They have little granules in them that (More)


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    Animal Care Clinic: Can you give a dog Claratin for allergies?

    Animal Care Clinic: Can you give a dog Claratin for allergies?

    Posted 12:05 PM 5/22/2012 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    Can you give your dog Claratin for allergies? That's what one viewer asked our veterinary expert Animal Care Clinic last week:

    The use of antihistamines for pet's allergies depends on many things.

    First - I am assuming Buster has skin problems. Runny eyes and noses are rarely (More)


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    Fish Oil

    Posted 11:32 AM 5/22/2012 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    You may have heard people talking about the benefits of fish oil or flax seed oil. These products contain omega-3 fatty acids, abbreviated EPA and DHA. Animals, including people, dogs, cats and the red meats we eat are made mainly from omega-6 fatty acids. Chemically, these molecules are quite (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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    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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    Food Allergies

    Food Allergies

    Posted 3:08 PM 11/23/2009 by By Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    Many owners feel that food is the cause of their pet's skin problems, but it is not the most common cause of itching, hair loss or even intestinal disease.

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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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    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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