DermatologyPerianal fistulas can be severely debilitating; however, most dogs respond well to therapy if started in a timely fashion.
DermatologySimple yet effective treatment plans should be considered to decrease caretaker burden in community veterinary medicine.
DermatologyStreamlining the diagnostic process or creating a treatment trial based on a tentative diagnosis can be helpful for clients who face financial barriers.
DermatologyFeline allergic disease has undergone a recent change in terminology. Feline atopic skin syndrome (FASS) refers explicitly to allergic skin disease induced by environmental allergens.
Learn how allergen immunotherapy is used to treat environmental hypersensitivities by shifting the canine patient’s abnormal immune response toward a state of tolerance.
Pemphigus foliaceus is the most common autoimmune skin disease in dogs and cats.
DermatologyDermatophytosis is a zoonotic but curable disease. Establishing whether a patient is completely cured should be supported by a combination of resolution of clinical signs and negative culture.
Half the battle of treating otitis externa is figuring out the underlying cause and type.
A pruritic work-up should include getting a thorough history, eliminating infectious or parasitic causes before leaping into an allergic skin disease assessment, and leaving atopic dermatitis as a last-resort diagnosis.