Zoetis: August Is Itchy Pet Awareness Month
August is Itchy Pet Awareness Month. Zoetis has launched a website to raise awareness about pet skin health needs and created a toolkit for veterinary professionals to use as a conversation-starter with pet owners.
Allergic Dermatitis in Dogs and Cats
From the Field shares insights from Banfield Pet Hospital veterinary team members. Drawing from the nationwide practice’s extensive research, as well as findings from its electronic veterinary medical records database and more than 8 million annual pet visits, this column is intended to explore topics and spark conversations relevant to veterinary practices that ultimately help …
Immune-Mediated Skin Disorders of Dogs
When an animal’s immune system’s ability to differentiate self from nonself is compromised, immune-mediated skin disorders can occur.
Flea Allergy Dermatitis: What Your Clients Need to Know
Unless fleas or flea dirt (flea feces) are found on the pet, it may be difficult to convince owners that their pet may be dealing with FAD.
Otitis Externa: Inflammation of the Ear Canal
Otitis externa is a common condition that is frequently seen in specialty dermatology clinics and small animal general practices.1,2 It is defined as inflammation of the ear canal with or without involvement of the pinna.1–3 Otitis is often considered a final diagnosis, but it is merely a clinical sign. The many factors that can contribute …
A Technician’s Role in the Treatment of Demodex Patients
Diagnosis of demodicosis depends on identifying Demodex mites in dermal samples. Read this article for tips on how to obtain and analyze diagnostic samples.
How to Recognize Autoimmune Skin Disease: Tips for Spotting Pemphigus Foliaceus
Pemphigus foliaceus (PF) is the most common autoimmune skin condition in dogs and cats. Timely diagnosis is essential. This article is intended to help the healthcare team narrow in on a diagnosis of PF at a patient’s initial presentation.
Taking the Bite out of Feline Mites
Besides fleas, lice, and ticks, a number of ectoparasites can affect cats. Veterinary technicians should be aware of the many ectoparasites that can cause skin disease in cats, be proficient in performing the necessary diagnostic tests, and understand the various available treatment options in order to educate cat owners.
Scratching the Surface of Allergies in Dogs
Pruritus—a classic sign of allergic disease—is a common complaint described by dog owners.