“Allergen-free dog food“ touts one product website, while another company advertises “limited ingredient diets”. And the majority of companies that make grain-free diets suggest that they may be helpful for dogs with allergies. How true are these claims, though?
Are you feeding a grain-free diet to your pet? Grain-free diets are one of the largest growing segments of the pet food market right now. More and more pet owners are reaching for these diets, which are billed as more natural for pets and less likely to cause health problems and allergies.
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.
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.