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 […]

Hives in Pets: What They Mean and What Causes Them | VetDERM Clinic

Hives in Pets: What They Mean and What Causes Them

Hives (also called urticaria) are the development of swollen, pale red bumps or welts on the skin. These little lesions will usually appear suddenly and are often related to an allergic reaction against something. The presence of hives can be seen as a single bump, or as a collection of more than a few bumps. […]

Is Your Cat Over-grooming? Hair Loss & Other Signs of an Itchy Cat | VetDERM Clinic

Is Your Cat Over-grooming? Hair Loss & Other Signs of an Itchy Cat

Cats spend about 30-40% of their day grooming themselves. The rest of their time is mostly spent sleeping—this is a well-known fact among cat lovers! Families with cats usually love to groom and brush their cats. As icing on the cake, a cat can demand cuddles or brushing when they crave some extra love. What […]

New Year Resolutions for People with Allergic Pets | VetDERM Clinic

New Year Resolutions for People with Allergic Pets

A brand new year is almost here! Have you made your New Year resolutions yet? If you live with a dog or a cat with allergies, we know you have lots to worry about. Depending on the type of allergy your pet has, a major change is needed in your life as well as your […]

Skin Mites in Dogs: What You Need to Know about Demodicosis | VetDERM Clinic

Skin Mites in Dogs: What You Need to Know about Demodicosis

Dogs get all sorts of skin problems for a variety of different reasons. One of the more common causes of patchy dog hair loss and irritated red skin is demodicosis. This is especially common in puppies. Demodicosis (or “red mange”) is one of the skin problems in dogs that can be easily treated but requires […]