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Articles tagged: dermatology

Love, After First Bites

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Nothing prepared the Devols for the Cujo-like behavior of their dachshund Otto. The sweet puppy they brought home had morphed into a snapping, snarling dog 18 months later.

Otto the Dachshund

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

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.

Specialty spotlight: Dermatology

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Did you know there are more than 400 skin diseases in cats and dogs alone? At Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals, our board-certified dermatology specialists, leverage cutting-edge technologies including video otoscopy and comprehensive intradermal… Read More

Itching to Know

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Advice from Tufts veterinarians on dealing with all things lumpy, bumpy, red and splotchy on your pet’s skin

Anatomy of a Sneeze

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

If my dog sneezes, does it mean she has allergies?

At Your Service: Dermatology

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Hundreds of skin diseases affect our animal companions, making their diagnosis and management both frustrating and challenging. The Dermatology Service at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals is led by board-certified veterinary dermatologists with extensive training… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Dermatology (Cat)

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Clinical case challenge History: A 5-year-old sprayed female domestic short haired cat is brought to her veterinarian for evaluation of raised pink lesions on the medial thighs of 2 weeks duration.  The owners report that… Read More