Category Archives: Allergy News

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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New Allergy Blocker, Apoquel

A round table discussion regarding the new allergy blocker Apoquel was held at the North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum in Nashville, TN in April 2015. The round table was not open to all attendees but the results of the discussion were recently published. At ADRC we’ve had concerns about the implications of long term administration […]

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New Vaccine Study

The doctors at the ADRC are participating in an EXCITING study to test a NEW vaccine for pets with recurrent skin infections. Criteria for enrollment: Your pet … has experienced at least 3 episodes of staph skin infections in 6 months, is at least one year of age, is not pregnant or lactating, has healthy […]

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Pet Food Labeling

Study casts doubt on pet food labeling. A recent publication[ii] in the Journal of Food Control reported the following information regarding pet foods: Sixteen out of 52 products tested contained a meat ingredient not listed on the label. The study also could not detect the listed meat in seven of the 52 samples. “This could […]

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Apoquel®, New FDA Approved Medication

Apoquel® is a new FDA approved medication for dogs with environmental allergies and itch/scratch from other conditions. It was released to Vet Derms in late November and we have appreciated success with this medication in a large percentage of our patients. Twice daily therapy tapers to once daily therapy. Like with any medication there are […]

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Oral Immunotherapy

Now available for pets with environmental allergies! Traditional immunotherapy has been injection based. While easy to administer and administered infrequently, many pet parents felt uncomfortable with the process. We now have glycerin (sweet) based drops that are easily administered morning and evening.

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