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Articles tagged: Dermatology

Penny’s Clinical Case Challenge

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Penny, a 12- month -old female spayed Chihuahua mix presented to Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center due to the development of cutaneous nodules, on the groins, abdomen, back and neck. She was adopted from a shelter in Puerto Rico three months prior. Ruby was previously treated with amoxicillin-clavulanic acid for three weeks (15 mg/kg/q 12h, PO) with no signs of improvement.. Penny was referred to the Dermatology service at Foster Hospital for evaluation, testing and treatment options. Penny underwent biopsies along with both bacterial and fungal culture testing. Learn more Penny’s treatment options and her successful outcome.

Treating Buster’s Demodicosis and Making Changes Along the Way

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Buster, a two-year-old castrated male Staffordshire bull terrier mix, presented to Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine with a five-month history of generalized demodicosis with secondary bacterial folliculitis and a progressive worsening of his skin condition. While Buster’s treatment regimen was consistent with standard treatment protocols, it didn’t appear to be benefiting him. Buster had developed alopecia and was appearing more lethargic as well. What could have been causing these changes? Learn More

What’s Causing My Dog to Itch? Pets and Allergies

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Do you suffer discomfort from allergies? If so, you know how uncomfortable seasonal, food and environmental allergies can be and how the quality of our life is negativity affected. Our pets suffer too but can be treated and find relief with specialized care of a veterinary specialist.

Your Trusted Partner in Veterinary Dermatology and Allergy

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

There are hundreds of skin diseases that affect companion animals and horses, which make diagnosis and treatment challenging and often frustrating. Finding the most effective therapy can often be a process of trial and error. Foster Hospital has dedicated specialists who treat skin diseases, autoimmune/immune- mediated skin disorders, genetic skin and coat diseases and acute and chronic ear diseases. And it’s not unusual for skin disease to be a determinant or complication of internal disease. Our Dermatology and Allergy team has two board-certified specialists to assist you. Read more about our Dermatology service and the best way to refer a client or obtain a consult from our specialists.

Hermione’s Courageous Story

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Hermione arrived in the Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center’s emergency room on Thanksgiving evening after having been in a house fire that had destroyed her home and tragically claimed the life of the other cat in the household, Luna. Hermione had burns covering the bottoms of all four feet, her tail, the tips of her ears, and the skin on her nose and cheeks. With all her injuries she still rolled over to have her belly rubbed and purred. “I remember thinking to myself, here is this wonderful cat, she smells of smoke, she has terrible burns, she has been through a fire, she is away from her family, and yet she is always so happy for human company.” That is pretty rare for any cat in the hospital, let alone a cat that has survived a fire.