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)
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)
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)
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 2:09 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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