What Are The Signs Of Itchiness In Dogs? | VetDERM Clinic

What are the Signs of Itchiness in Dogs?

Itchiness (also called pruritus) is the sensation that induces an animal or human to itch itself locally or over large areas of the skin. It can be caused by various ailments including underlying allergies, skin infection by bacteria or yeast, as well as due to sudden trauma such as an insect bite. Itchiness in dogs […]

Cat Ear Problems that May Require a Veterinary Dermatologist

Cat Ear Problems that May Require a Veterinary Dermatologist

Perhaps you find your cat scratching at their ears a bit more than usual and it seems like they may have some symptoms of ear problems. If you’re suspecting your cat has any type of ear issue, it may be time to take them to your veterinarian. If your veterinarian needs help or believes that […]

What You Need to Know about Anal Sac Impaction in Pets

What You Need to Know about Anal Sac Impaction in Pets

Let’s face it, the hind end (bums, if you will) are a gross subject! But your pets’ hind end can be a source of discomfort to them if the little sacs present besides the anal opening become blocked. These anal sac blockages (more commonly called anal gland impaction or anal sacculitis) can be a source […]

My Top 5 List of Gift Ideas for Pets | VetDERM Clinic

My Top 5 List of Gift Ideas for Pets

We are well and truly into the holiday season – shopping and parties are the entire crazes. Our pet pooches and fur-balls also deserve to be part of the holiday spirit of gift-receiving as much as we do. Generally, gift-giving for pets should follow the same principles as gift-giving for people. There are no set […]

How to Groom Your Cat without Stress | VetDERM Clinic

How to Groom Your Cat without Stress

Cats groom themselves and are very clean animals. Just like humans and dogs, some cats are more aware of their cleanliness than others. Some cats are more fastidious about grooming themselves and staying in tip-top shape, while others need active ongoing grooming or care to keep their skin and hair coat in a healthy state. […]

Flea Control for Pets in Vancouver: A Year-round Struggle | VetDERM Clinic

Flea Control for Pets in Vancouver: A Year-round Struggle

Everyone dreads and dislikes fleas! These little parasites of pets, which go by the scientific name Ctenocephalides canis (or Ctenocephalides felis), are a common source of dismay to pet owners and for pets themselves. To make matters worse, fleas can live in our climate year round as we don’t really have a “flea season” like […]