By: Dr. Jangi Bajwa, BVSC & AH, DACVD Dr. Jangi Bajwa is a Board certified veterinary dermatologist at VetDERM Clinic in Surrey BC. He is also the dermatology feature editor for Canadian Veterinary Journal. Dr. Bajwa’s special interests include otitis and allergic disease in pets; as well as helping improve quality of life of pets […]
Everyone dreads and dislikes fleas! These little parasites of pets, which go by the scientific name Ctenocephalides canis (or Ctenocephalides felis), are a common source of dismay to pet owners and for pets themselves. To make matters worse, fleas can live in our climate year round as we don’t really have a “flea season” like […]
Q: Why does my dog groom itself like a cat would? Is it because he/she grew up with a cat in the house?
We have sprung into allergy season early this year. While the sun is much appreciated, the watery eyes, itchy skin and sniffling nose of allergy symptoms are not. Both cats and dogs are affected by environmental allergies as well; and the symptoms may vary not just by species, but also by individuals. Respiratory signs of […]
Like humans, a dog’s immune system can recognize allergens and allergic symptoms can surface. If you find your dog scratching, licking, or biting themselves more than usual, they may have allergic dermatitis caused by seasonal and pollen allergies. Signs and Symptoms of Allergic Dermatitis: Itchy, red, moist, or scabbed skin Itchy, runny eyes Itchy back […]
A veterinary dermatologist uses current test methods and proven treatments to control dog allergies and prevent symptoms from reoccurring. Your family veterinarian will refer you to a veterinary dermatologist, or you may ask them for a referral if your dog’s allergy doesn’t clear up quickly and the underlying cause is too difficult to pinpoint. An […]