You know your pet better than anyone, and when something changes, you are likely the first to notice. Changes are particularly obvious when they involve things that you can see in your pet’s external appearance. Issues like skin problems can happen anytime, but the summer months may bring an increase in skin allergies or infections.Continue…
Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic Blog
When it comes to human medicine, it’s possible to find a specialist for nearly every aspect of health and just about every illness out there – but did you know that there are a huge variety of veterinary specialists, too? While most are familiar with the classic family vet, there are actually 41 different veterinary specialties that currently exist.
At Animal Skin & Allergy Clinic, animal dermatology is our specialty, and we’re excited to share with you what it means to be a veterinary dermatologist and everything that we can help with.Continue…
Fungal infections in pets are no fun. There are a variety of fungal organisms that can cause problems for our four-legged friends. Read on to learn about fungal infections in pets and how we can combat them.
Yeast, which is a common fungus, is a frequent offender when it comes to skin and ear infections. Pets who have an overgrowth of yeast organisms on the skin are often itchy, scaly, and smelly. If the infection is long-standing they may even develop a characteristic thickened, elephant-like appearance to the skin.
Yeast organisms live on the skin all the time, but may grow out of control under extenuating circumstances. Any condition where there is increased oil production, such as an allergic flare-up, can lead to a yeast overgrowth. The most frequent yeast organism that lives on the skin of our pets is Malassezia.