Summer is here, and so are dog allergens! Is allergy the reason for my dog's itchiness? | VetDERM Clinic

Summer is Here, and So Are Summer Allergens! Is Allergy the Reason for My Dog’s Itchiness?

Just like humans, pets can develop seasonal allergies as well. In the veterinary world, we see pets come in often during the spring and summer months with allergy symptoms, as pollen is in the air, and on the ground! Have you noticed your dog becoming itchy? Are they scratching, chewing, or licking excessively? Sometimes pet […]

Food Allergies in Pets: Signs, Common Triggers, Diagnosis & Treatment | VetDERM Clinic

Food Allergies in Pets: Signs, Common Triggers, Diagnosis & Treatment

What is a Food Allergy? Food allergy constitutes an overreaction of the immune system to a particular ingredient in the diet, usually a protein molecule. This over-reaction can cause a variety of symptoms that are associated with inflammation in the body. The clinical signs that we associate with a food allergy are a result of […]

When Do Allergies in Pets Appear? What is a Pet's Allergy Season? | VetDERM Clinic

When Do Allergies in Pets Appear? What is a Pet’s Allergy Season?

Allergies in pets can be quite like those in humans. They are an overreaction of the immune system again commonly encountered things in the environment. These can include pollen from grass and trees, fungus in the surroundings, house dust mites and animal dander within our houses to name a few common “allergy triggers”.  Symptoms exhibited […]

Dog Nail Problems You Should Know About | VetDERM Clinic

Dog Nail Problems You Should Know About

Are your dog’s nails looking a bit unusual? Do they seem to be licking at their paws or chewing at individual nails more than usual? If so, your pet may be exhibiting symptoms of a possible nail disorder or problem. Dog nail problems may come in many forms and symptoms, and can be related to […]

Why You Shouldn’t Leave Pet Allergies Undiagnosed | VetDERM Clinic

Why You Shouldn’t Leave Pet Allergies Undiagnosed

We’ve all heard the saying “It’s just allergies,” but when it comes to your pets, leaving those allergies undiagnosed and untreated can cause further health issues.  Mild allergic reactions to pollen, mold, bug bites from fleas or other insects, house dust mites and other allergens tend to grow worse from prolonged exposure. Whether or not […]

Breed-Specific Dog Skin & Ear Problems in German Shepherds Part 1 | VetDERM Clinic

Breed-Specific Dog Skin & Ear Problems in German Shepherds Part 1: Allergy Conditions

German Shepherd dogs are a very popular dog breed, owing to their many qualities. While German Shepherds were bred specifically for their herding and intelligence, they are also known for their strength, trainability, and obedience. These traits make them excellent disability assistance dogs, police dogs, and watch dogs as well as excellent pets. They are […]

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. […]

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 […]

Eye Discharge in Cats: Signs & When to See the Vet | VetDERM Clinic

Eye Discharge in Cats: Signs You Need To Bring Your Cat to the Vet

Your cat’s eyes, when healthy, should look clear and bright. However, if you notice anything unusual about them, such as goopy discharge or discolouration, it may be a good idea to bring them to the vet. Learn more about the various causes of eye discharge in cats. While extra tearing up from time to time […]

Pet Dandruff: Causes & How to Prevent Its Buildup | VetDERM Clinic

Causes of Pet Dandruff and How to Prevent It from Building Up

Humans are not the only ones who may have dandruff; your pets can get it too. Dandruff is made up of dead skin cells, or dander, that fall from the skin. When clumped together, it looks like white flakes. Dandruff is most noticeable if your pet has a dark-coloured hair coat, or has been scratching […]