Pet Spotlight/Case Study: Maxine’s Perianal Fistulas

Maxine was first presented to Dr. Ho as a 5-year-old, female spayed, German Shepherd dog for an evaluation of recurrent anal gland issues. Her owner reported that Maxine had a several month history of licking her rear, straining to defecate, and seemed uncomfortable when touching her tail. Maxine has a history of atopic dermatitis (environmental […]

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Reviews: ADRC treats us with respect

“Our Bichon Frise, Luna, was on Apoquel, as well as Benadryl, for her allergies and was getting groomed every two weeks but was still scratching nearly non-stop. Our veterinarian recommended Animal Dermatology Referral Center (ADRC) and Dr. Ho in hopes of better relief for Luna. Dr. Ho right away gave us a diagnosis we could […]

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How and Why of Pet Ear Cleaning

Ear infections are more common in dogs than cats. There are many causes of ear infections including allergies, parasites, autoimmune diseases, endocrine diseases, and foreign bodies (plant awns, hair, sand), to name a few. A thorough history and physical examination in addition to performing cytology helps diagnose most ear infections. There are many aspects in […]

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Reviews: My dogs are always happy here

“I have been using the Animal Dermatology Referral Clinics’ services for several years with my Bulldog, Tonka and more recently with my Golden Retriever, Micah and couldn’t be more pleased with their services, abilities, and customer service. All of the doctors and support staff genuinely care about our dogs and it is evident in how […]

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Reviews: My cat is back to being happy, healthy and loving!

My cat developed open, raw sores on his face, ears, and nose that wouldn’t heal, no matter what ointments I used. We went to our regular vet, who did a biopsy, and we began treating him based on the results that were returned. Nothing was working, so the vet performed surgery to remove the sores. […]

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Derm Spotlight: Feline Eosinophilic Granuloma skin condition

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What is it? Feline eosinophilic granuloma is an inflammatory/allergic disease that can involve the skin anywhere on the body, the lips and/or the mouth of a cat. It is considered a unique reaction pattern in allergic cats. What causes it? The skin changes are associated with an underlying hypersensitivity/allergy, most commonly associated with flea allergy. […]

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Pet Spotlight/Case Study: “McGee the Cat and His Mystery Sores”

“My cat developed open, raw sores on his face, ears, and nose that wouldn’t heal, no matter what ointments I used.” McGee is a five-year-old male, neutered domestic short haired cat with a history of living with other cats, horses and dogs on a 10-acre farm in Collin County Texas. He spent his first year […]

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Practice/Staff News: Winter 2020

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• The Dallas team has welcomed a new veterinary technician to ADRC: we are so grateful to have Emily Niemeyer with us. Meet Emily and read about her here. • During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our Plano, Tyler, and Norman, OK locations remain closed. Our Dallas and Grapevine locations remain open Monday to Friday from […]

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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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