Archive for the Dermatology Category

Treating Your Pet’s Skin Allergies

Pollen-based Pet Allergies or Atopy are Not Just a Summertime Phenomena. Fall is here. Even for Los Angeles, which often seems to have just small variables to a year-round summer. However, for our pets, the recent cooler weather, although welcome for those who have respiratory issues, has not diminished what has been building throughout the year—their allergy symptoms. So to the surprise of many pet owners, I and other area veterinarians are still spending a great deal of our time […]

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New! Bravecto™ Flea Protection for Dogs!

Bravecto™ is a new flea protection product for dogs 6 months of age and older, and weighing 4.4 pounds or greater. Bravecto™ provides up to 12 full weeks (3 months!) of flea and tick protection — meaning that your dog is protected longer. Bravecto™  is a tasty oral chew that provides broad-spectrum and long-lasting protection, which starts killing fleas within 2 hours and treats and controls 4 tick species. Bravecto™  is available only with a veterinary prescription. If you think BRAVECTO may be the right […]

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New, Better Flea-Killing Products Available

The long-term control of fleas remains one of the consistent challenges presented to pet owners. It would not be an exaggeration to suggest that during some months, almost 50% of the veterinary medical cases seen involve skin problems related to fleas. While preventive or product combination strategy is still the best advice, two new flea-killing products on the market – Activyl and NexGuard – are highly effective. I reviewed some of the newspaper articles I had written on the topic over the […]

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New Years Resolutions for You and Your Pet

It may be cliché, but there’s nothing wrong with setting a few goals heading into the New Year. I understand that resolutions are routinely broken, sometimes no more than a couple of hours into January, and are thrown onto the discard pile of past year’s resolutions with a few chuckles and a shoulder shrug. But the act of trying to improve oneself is a noble one, meant to improve one’s own life and those of the people around us who […]

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