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 […]

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 […]