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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]