Archive for the ‘Skin Problems’ Category

Comfortis Division

Friday, July 12th, 2013

This Post is an addendum to Splitting Vials: Saving money on Flea and Tick Control   Comfortis (Spinosad), Monthly Oral Flea Treatment for Dogs Minimum dose      30mg/kg Maximum… Read more

Mange: Demodex in the Dog

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

This is a story of a common skin complaint in young dogs, that often spontaneously resolves without treatment. The more chronic, severe form can leave a dog looking like something off the streets of… Read more

Splitting Vials: Risk Minimising

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Many pet owners, jack of extortative pricing,  are defying the recommendations of drug manufacturers and vets, and  working-out ways to economise.  When tick season arrives and monthly… Read more

Insect Bites: from Itch to Anaphylaxis

Monday, April 19th, 2010

With our patients running around in nature, naked, and fascinated by all things moving, insect bite reactions are a familiar presentation for vets. Pets roaming backyard or paddock landscapes are at… Read more

DIY Elimination Diet for Dog and Cat

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Dogs and cats with long-standing skin or gastrointestinal troubles may be suffering food allergy.   Once you’ve dispelled the myths surrounding food allergy, you’re ready to test.  If you’re… Read more

The 5 Myths of Food Allergies

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

In cats and dogs, like us humans, food allergies are on the rise.  Discovery a pet’s long-standing skin, ear, or gastrointestinal problem is due to a single dietary factor, rather than invisible… Read more

The Carpet of Eden

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Problem To calculate theoretic populations of fleas, breeding under ideal environmental conditions (humidity, temperature, shag pile, vibration, hosts), after introducing Adam and Eve into your… Read more

Killing adults in the war on fleas

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Adult fleas, living on your pet, are only 5% of the total population but killing them gives pet owners immediate satisfaction, and pets relief.  The benefits can be short-lived, however, if the dead… Read more

Flea control scenarios – Which best descibes you?

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

If you’re busy or cashed up, you may just want a quick, hand-fed recommendation of what to use as flea prevention. As no one shoe fits all, here are a few scenarios which may help. Which best… Read more

Breaking the Breeding Cycle – War on Fleas

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Killing real live fleas, whether with insecticide or fingernail, gives many immediate satisfaction; with teeth clenched, it feels like a significant victory. The flea, however, often carries to their… Read more