Feline Allergy: Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex

Eosinophilic plaques, granulomas, and ulcers are lesion types that make up the entity of Feline Eosinophilic Granuloma complex. This group of inflammatory lesions, usually associated with an underlying hypersensitivity to fleas (flea allergy), food components (food allergy), or environmental allergens (feline atopic dermatitis) is common in cats. Eosinophilic plaques appear as one or few red, […] Read more>

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>

Genodermatoses – Genetic Skin Diseases

The term “genodermatoses” applies to skin conditions of genetic origin. Genodermatoses are most often congenital (present at birth), but appearance may be delayed. Additionally, Genodermatoses may be hereditary or due to some influence during gestation, even up to the moment of birth.   Genodermatoses – Genetic Skin Diseases DERMATOMYOSITIS Familial canine dermatomyositis is a hereditary […] 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>

Bacterial Skin Infections in Dogs – Bacterial Culture and Susceptibility Testing

Bacterial skin infections in dogs are a common problem encountered in small animal practice. Such infections are almost always secondary to a primary pruritic (itchy) skin problem such as flea bite hypersensitivity, atopic dermatitis, cutaneous adverse food reaction, and other parasitic infestations such as sarcoptic mange. Infection may increase the itch associated with these primary […] Read more>

Feline Atypical Mycobacteria: Signs and Diganosis

“Atypical” mycobacteria, also called “opportunistic” or “nontuberculous” mycobacteria, are a subset of bacteria belonging to the genus Mycobacteria. These organisms are free living, located throughout the world and are found in damp soil and water. Skin infections in dogs and cats are rare and typically occur when a bite wound or scratch gets contaminated with […] Read more>

Refractory Canine Oral Papillomatosis Case Study

A 9 month old Male Bernese Mountain dog was referred to the dermatology service with a 4 month history of canine oral papillomatosis involving the upper and lower lips, rostral aspect of the dorsal tongue, the hard palate and oral mucosae. Lesions had progressed rapidly over the 4 months prior to presentation despite earlier excision […] 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>

Sarcoptic Mange Mites (Scabies): Diagnosis and Treatment for Dogs

Scabies Diagnosis and Treatment Sarcoptic mange, aka “Scabies,” is a parasitic dermatosis caused by mites living on and burrowed within the skin of the host animal. Although these mites exhibit a host preference, they have zoonotic potential for causing skin problems in humans. Sarcoptic mange may be the cause of severe itch in dogs and […] Read more>