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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Practice/Staff News: Spring 2020

Stay updated on what’s happening here at Animal Dermatology Referral Clinic! This spring: Dr. Karen Ho is on maternity leave. Don’t worry if your pet is one of her patients! The other 4 dermatologists of ADRC will be happy to help you while she’s gone. ADRC plans to remain open during the COVID-19 epidemic unless […]

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COVID-19 Update: We Are Open with Curbside Appointments Available

ADRC remains open. We are seeing animal patients without their owners in the Dallas and Grapevine locations Monday–Friday at regular hours. We have converted all appointments to curbside. More details below… ADRC is currently following safety precautions recommended by both the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Extra […]

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Reviews: Chiquita with chronic ear infections

“Chiquita, my five-year-old maltipoo, suffered from allergies, but I didn’t know it. The first four years of Chiqui’s life were spent in and out of veterinary offices, with chronic ear infections and on all kinds of medications. Because nothing worked, I switched veterinarians seven times. I spent a ridiculous amount of money, yet the inevitable […]

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