Posts tagged "veterinary dermatologist"

Tear-Stain Pet Product Alternatives

Tear-Stain Pet Product Alternatives
Lots of dogs and cats cry. It’s not that our pets get overly emotional watching TV soap operas; the cause is a natural overproduction of tears. Veterinary dermatologist Dr. John Angus explains that what happens next is caused by an ever so slight amount of moisture on the skin. That’s all it takes for a... Read more »

Dog Questions Answered at North American Veterinary Conference

ORLANDO, FLA. — Here are some of your questions answered by experts attending the North American Veterinary Conference here Jan. 18-22. Q: My 12-1/2-year-old Bassett Hound was diagnosed with Stage 4 kidney failure. He’s lost a quarter of his body weight. He won’t eat the special food suggested by my veterinarian. He’s dehydrated and his... Read more »

APOQUEL, New Drug to Help Allergic Dogs

APOQUEL, New Drug to Help Allergic Dogs
Q: Our 2-year-old Weimaraner is currently on allergy shots but I don’t think they’re working. The poor dog is allergic to molds, trees, grasses, bugs, etc., and she gets yeast in her ears. I’ve tried adding vinegar to her water, but that hasn’t helped relieve the itching. I hate to keep spending money on treatments... Read more »
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Cat "Barbering" Himself, Losing His Mind: Reader Question

Cat "Barbering" Himself, Losing His Mind: Reader Question
Q: Koko is wonderfully affectionate cat and is in good health, except that in the past year he began to chew the fur off his tail and lower hips. The veterinarian said Koko is “barbering” himself. I changed his diet to a higher-protein food. Koko has access to our garden and lots of fresh water.... Read more »

Pet Allergies a Mystery, Reader Question

Pet Allergies a Mystery, Reader Question
Q: Our Australian-shepherd mix doesn’t have fleas, but he scratches constantly and has developed many sores on his body. The vet gives him cortisone shots and then sends us on our way. The cortisone only lasts for a short time and I worry about the long-term effects of these shots. We’ve tried Benadryl and Chlorotrimeton,... Read more »

Reader Questions: Dog Walks Too Slow; Cat Invades Garden; Scratching Dog

Reader Questions: Dog Walks Too Slow; Cat Invades Garden; Scratching Dog
Q: I have a Boxer, who’s only 4 and should be up for long walks. But our walks are getting slower and slower, and Gracie just drags, acts lethargic and stops to sniff more and more. We used to walk twice as far in half the time. I know she has me trained. What can... Read more »
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