Category Archives: Case Studies

Pet Case Study: Max

“Max” is a 12-year-old, male neutered Labrador Mix who visited Dr. Gimmler in Dec 2017 for recurrent ear and skin infections since 8 years of age. His ears would improve with ear drops and steroids, but the infection would always come right back after stopping medications, especially the right ear. After cleaning a big chunk […]

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Pet Case Study: Molly

“Molly” is a 3-year-old FS Havenese dog who presented to Dr. Gimmler in August 2017 for itching and skin infections since 1 year of age that got worse after moving from Oklahoma to Texas. Her itching would get better on steroids, but it would always come back once drugs were stopped. A previous blood allergy […]

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Pet Case Study: Frankie

Frankie is a 3 year-old female spayed Chinese Crested Dog with a history of multiple black-heads and few deep nodules on her back and sides of her body. The black-heads and deep nodules do not seem to bother Frankie; however, it is alarming to her mom, Mrs. Seeley, as she does not understand why Frankie’s […]

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Pet Case Study: Rowdy

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Rowdy is a 4 year-old MN Chihuahua mix with a history of recently spending time in the back yard digging through the dirt and snooping in areas he probably shouldn’t. He presented to ADRC about 3 days after developing red bumps concentrated on the top of his muzzle. The affected area was extremely itchy and […]

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Pet Case Study: Zoe

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Zoe is a 6-year-old spayed female Standard Dachshund who came to ADRC for hair loss and scabs progressing over 10 months. When I first saw her, she had severe hair loss and scabs covering her entire face and large patches on her body, along with pigment loss on her nose making it a grayish color instead […]

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Pet Case Study: Rossco

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Rossco McElhaney, a 7-year-old MN Miniature Pincher was found in a culvert at a DFW water treatment plant. It is unknown for how long Rossco was trapped in the culvert. Mrs. McElhaney kindly rescued Rossco from the culvert, and presented him to her rDVM with a body condition score of 1/9 (emaciated with obvious loss […]

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Pet Case Study: Othello J.

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History of recurrent dermatophytosis (ringworm) that was considered resolved over several months’ time. Three weeks before presenting to ADRC, Othello developed a single subcutaneous nodule on the right side of the haired nasal bridge near the nasal planum (non-haired portion of the nose). The affected area was not pruritic (itchy) and did not seem to […]

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Pet Case Study: Socks B.

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Socks B. is now an 11 month old, male, neutered, domestic shorthair. At the time of his first visit to ADRC he was a mere five months old. At that time he had been fighting severe bacterial infections in his ears for approximately 6 weeks which were not responding to oral antibiotic therapy. The infections […]

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Pet Case Study: Moki

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Moki is a beautiful Pekinese (2½ years, female intact) who was diagnosed with cell poor vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels). A cell poor vasculitits essentially means the skin is not receiving the blood flow and nutrition that it needs to remain healthy. Moki had two lesions of complete alopecia (hair loss) on her back […]

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Pet Case Study: Environmental Allergens

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Cody N. was showing tendencies towards being allergic to environmental allergens and was receiving an allergy blocking medication called Atopica®. At his first visit to ADRC in January 2014 he was diagnosed with an overgrowth of mites (Demodex canis) in his skin. These are mites that normally live in the skin in very low numbers. […]

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