Pet Tips

When to Visit a Veterinary Dermatologist?

Board-certified veterinary dermatologists have special training in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of conditions affecting the skin, hair, ears, mucus membranes and nails/claws/hooves of animals. They participate in continuing education and teaching throughout their careers to remain up-to-date on the diagnosis and treatment of the conditions they see. They communicate and work with other members […] Read more>

MDR1 Genetic Testing in Dogs

MDR-1 (ABCB1) genetic testing for the defect that confers ivermectin hypersensitivity in Collies and other breeds Collies, their crosses, other herding breeds, and other mixed breed dogs may possess a mutation in a gene that produces the protein, P-glycoprotein. P-glycoprotein is the product of the multi-drug resistance gene MDR-1. The functional protein plays an important […] Read more>

Top 5 Tips To Keep Your Pets Feeling Fabulous Through Winter!

‘Tis the Season for Your Pet to Experience Allergies Northeast Veterinary Dermatology Specialists Offers the Top 5 Tips To Keep Your Pets Feeling Fabulous Through Winter! It’s not just humans who can be allergic to the house dust mite. Your pets can be allergic too! In fact, about 75% of household pets with year round […] Read more>

Common Uses for “Dips” in Veterinary Dermatology

In certain situations, dips may be recommended for treatment of skin conditions in dogs and cats. Use of dips has become less common, but they should not be forgotten! Factors such as age of pet, disease condition being treated, health status of the pet, the number of animals that will require treatment, cost of overall […] Read more>

Canine Atopic Dermatitis Treatment

By Lauren R. Pinchbeck DVM, MS, DACVD   Canine Atopic Dermatitis Overview Canine atopic dermatitis (CAD) is a common pruritic skin disease affecting dogs worldwide. It likely affects 10-15% of dogs. In regions where fleas are not a problem, CAD is the most common canine allergic skin disease. Clinical signs are first noted between 6 months […] Read more>

What You Need To Know About Skin Ectoparasites

By Nina Shoulberg DVM, MS & Lauren Pinchbeck DVM, MS Diplomates American College of Veterinary Dermatology Diseases caused by skin ectoparasites are common in our veterinary dermatology patients. Parasites may be part of the normal flora on the dog or cat, yet proliferate and cause skin disease under certain conditions.  In addition, ectoparasites may be […] Read more>

Help for Your Dog With Pollen, Mold and Dust Mite Allergies

To minimize your pet’s exposure to pollens and help them keep their dog allergies in check, keep your grass cut short. Keep your pet indoors dawn and dusk when the pollen count is high and while mowing the grass. Use the air conditioner as much as possible. Rinse or wipe off your dog with water […] Read more>