Continuity of Dermatology Care for Pets, With Public Health & Wellness – An Update (July 10, 2021)

Given the human health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated recommendations advised by authorities, VetDERM Clinic is currently implementing the following to help support public health while providing continuity of pet dermatology care.   1. Continuity of care: Appointment schedule adjustment to see fewer appointments per day, in order to help ensure disinfection of […]

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 […]

How to Care for Your Dog During the Summer Season | VetDERM Clinic

How to Care for Your Dog During the Summer Season

Summer is the time of year we all wait for! Long days, sunny days (at least a few sunny days in our neck of woods), and play time with increased exercise and activity! What’s not to love? These factors also result in our pets being more active in the summer. While you and your dog […]

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 […]

Advantages of Online Vet Dermatology Appointments | VetDERM Clinic

Advantages of Online Vet Dermatology Appointments

We are currently living in a period where in-person contact is not recommended to take place for the sake of our health and safety—minimizing contact between a pet owner and their vet. To adapt to this radical change of pace, our veterinary dermatology clinic has adopted online means of connecting with our pet patients and […]

Continuity of Dermatology Care for Pets, With Public Health & Wellness

Given the human health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated recommendations advised by authorities, VetDERM Clinic has implemented the following changes in function to help maintain physical distancing and continuity of pet dermatology care.   1. Telemedicine availability: Telemedicine  provides the ability to provide good veterinary care to a subset of the patient […]