Pet Spotlight/Case Study: “Chicken Nugget’s Vasculitis”

Chicken Nugget was first presented to Dr. Ho as a 7 year old, female spayed, French bulldog in December of 2019 for an evaluation of non-resolving skin lesions that started several months ago. Her skin lesions improved with corticosteroids. She had a history of allergies, which were managed with Cytopoint. Dr. Ho suspected that Chicken […]

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Derm Spotlight: Cutaneous Vasculitis skin condition

What is it? Cutaneous vasculitis refers to blood vessel inflammation that leads to compromised blood supply to the skin. The inflammation occurs due to the immune system being over-stimulated. It is an uncommon skin condition in dogs and cats and can occur in any breed, age, or gender. What causes it? There are many potential […]

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This Bulldog Overcame Her Resistant Bacterial Infection

“Chicken Nugget, our French bulldog, is a beloved member of our family. We had received this one-eyed, fawn colored bundle of joy when she was five. For the first couple of years she was healthy, active, and showed no signs of allergies. This past fall, we were heartbroken to see her suffering with a skin […]

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Practice/Staff News: Fall 2020

• During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our Plano, Tyler, and Norman, OK locations are still closed. Our Dallas and Grapevine locations are still open with normal business hours (8 am – 5 pm). The appointments are curb-side only. • For our curb-side appointments and medication pick-ups, please call our office when you reach the parking […]

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Pet Spotlight/Case Study: “Blanche” Yeast Allergy

“Blanche,” a female-spayed Maltese-terrier mix, is Dr. Gimmler’s own dog. In March 2017, when she was 7 years old, Dr. Gimmler brought her home after a 4-year history of seasonal paw licking that progressed after moving from Alabama to Texas 2 years prior. On physical exam, she had moderate hypotrichosis (thin fur) and erythema (redness) […]

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Reviews: Nolan’s Hair Loss

“Nolan and I were referred to ADRC-Grapevine by our veterinarian a few years ago. When he arrived, Nolan was so uncomfortable. Losing hair. Red, irritated skin. Loss of energy. His allergy test showed that he had several allergies to several things. We begin daily drops of allergy medications, and he is back to his normal, […]

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Practice/Staff News: Summer 2020

• During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our Plano, Tyler, and Norman, OK locations are closed to limit the spread of germs between locations. We’re still operating normal business hours (8 am – 5 pm) at our Dallas and Grapevine locations, but appointments are curb-side only. • For curb-side appointments and medication pick-ups, please call our office […]

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Derm Spotlight: Testing for Food Allergy

Food Allergy vs Other Allergies Skin allergies are a very common problem in dogs and cats; in our dermatology practice, itching of the skin or ears account for the majority of our appointments. Pet owner awareness of food allergy has greatly increased in recent years, likely due to marketing efforts of boutique dog food companies […]

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Pet Spotlight/Case Study: “Bella’s Itch”

Bella first came to ADRC in Aug 2015 as an 11-month-old, spayed-female Golden Retriever with a history of steroid-responsive, year-round itching, skin infections, and ear infections since 3 months of age that didn’t resolve with a Z/D diet trial. We performed intradermal allergy testing, started injectable allergen-specific immunotherapy (ASIT, “allergy shots”) to control her environmental […]

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Derm Spotlight: Let’s Stop Calling Flea Prevention Poison

Lack of Flea Prevention Causes Issues A common refrain we hear from pet owners is, “I don’t give that poison to my pet!” These owners mean well, and they’re trying to do what’s best for their beloved pets, but calling flea prevention “poison” is not accurate. A lack of good flea prevention is very likely […]

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