What is Hyperpigmentation in Dogs? Learn About this Skin Condition | VetDERM Clinic

What is Hyperpigmentation in Dogs? Learn About this Skin Condition

Has part of your dog’s skin become a certain darker colour lately? Does part of your dog’s skin feel or look abnormal compared to the rest of his or her body? There is a long list of signs and changes that are associated with skin conditions in dogs. One of these changes is called hyperpigmentation. […]

The Most Common Ear Problems Cats Can Have | VetDERM Clinic

The Most Common Ear Problems Cats Can Have

Has your cat been scratching at their ears a bit more than usual? Do you notice changes in your cat’s ears? If so, your cat may be showing symptoms of one of the common cat ear problems. If you suspect that this is the case, it is time to take your cat to your vet. […]

13 Signs Your Dog Has Pollen Allergies | VetDERM Clinic

13 Signs Your Dog Has Pollen Allergies

Has your dog been itching, scratching, biting, or licking itself more often than usual? Have these symptoms been more obvious since warmer weather came about? Do you see any abnormal signs related to your dogs’ ears or eyes? Like humans, dogs can develop pollen allergies and they can show symptoms any time of the year. […]

Cocker Spaniel Care Tips Part 2: Breed-Specific Dog Skin Problems | VetDERM Clinic

Cocker Spaniel Care Tips Part 2: Breed-Specific Dog Skin Problems

(Did you miss Part 1? Check it Out By Clicking Here) Cocker Spaniel dogs are excellent companions that possess a very expressive, loving, and sporty personality. They love to play outdoors as well as indoors, are easily trained, and are great with kids! They love to please those around them, making them a very desirable […]

Cocker Spaniel Care Tips Part 1-Breed-Specific Ear Problems & Care | VetDERM Clinic

Cocker Spaniel Care Tips Part 1: Breed-Specific Ear Problems & Care

Cocker Spaniel dogs are excellent companions that possess a very expressive, loving, and sporty personality. They love to play outdoors as well as indoors, are easily trained, and are great with kids! They love to please those around them, making them a very desirable dog breed. It’s no wonder they have been a popular dog […]

When is Allergen Immunotherapy Recommended for My Pet? | VetDERM Clinic

When is Allergen Immunotherapy Recommended for My Pet?

Is your beloved cat or dog having trouble with their allergies? Is their skin becoming more inflamed? Are they showing symptoms of allergies such as itchiness, biting, licking, scratching, rubbing, skin infections or ear infections? Are skin or ear related symptoms becoming more prominent as time goes on? If so, finding the cause of the […]

What You Need to Learn About Yeast Infections in Dogs | VetDERM Clinic

What You Need to Learn About Yeast Infections in Dogs

If you find that your dog has irritated and itchy skin or a presence of strong or bad odor, they could have a yeast infection. Yeast, which is actually a fungus, normally lives on the skin of dogs (and humans) without causing an irritation or illness. If there is an excess of the yeast on […]

Allergen Immunotherapy for Atopic Dermatitis in Dogs | VetDERM Clinic

Allergen Immunotherapy for Atopic Dermatitis in Dogs

By: Dr. Andrea Lam, DVM, DACVD Dr. Andrea Lam is a Board certified veterinary dermatologist. Dr. Lam loves learning and educating, and has trained several dermatology interns as well as dermatology residents. Her research interests include novel management strategies for the treatment of canine atopic dermatitis and applications for stem cell therapy.    What is allergen […]

In Vancouver, Every Season is Flea Season | VetDERM Clinic

In Vancouver, Every Season is Flea Season

Peak season for fleas in most of Canada is mid-summer, or sooner, about May through June. Vancouver, however, rarely gets cold enough in the winter to kill fleas, which thrive in humid temperatures. Therefore, every season is flea season in Vancouver, and it’s imperative to prevent an infestation. One way you can arm yourself against […]

Common Lumps and Tumours in Dogs: What to Look For | VetDERM Clinic

Common Lumps and Tumours in Dogs: What to Look For

Like with humans, as dogs age they are likely to develop fatty deposits and other benign (non-cancerous) lumps. However, some of these could turn out to be lumps that are not straightforward to assess. By performing a monthly “lump check” on your dog, you can keep track of their lumps and bumps. You can easily […]