Category Archives: Case Studies

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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Pet Case Study: Rocky’s Pemphigus

Rocky first presented to Dr. Ho as a 4-year-old, male terrier mix in January of 2019 for an evaluation of non-resolving skin lesions that started 4-5 months ago. Additionally, Rocky’s owners reported that he was lethargic and developed a fever. He had symmetrical crust lesions on his nose, ears, around his eyes, and on his […]

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Pet Case Study: “Magnolia” a Dog Licking Excessively

Magnolia is a 3-year-old female German Shepherd dog with a history of progressive paw licking, red skin, and hair loss. The clinical signs worsened while she was having her heat cycle. The owners reported “….she seems to be uncomfortable all the time and feels bad.” Dr. Seals suspected an overgrowth of the mite “Demodex canis” […]

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Pet Case Study: “Bizkit’s Allergies”

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Bizkit first presented to Dr. Gimmler as a 2.5 year old, male Bull Terrier in September 2016. He’d been struggling with itching and skin infections since he was 6 months of age. His skin was very red and lichenified, meaning it was thickened and wrinkled like elephant skin. This is usually a sign that the […]

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Pet Case Study: “Sugar” Cat Hair Loss Solved

Sugar is a 10 month old female spayed domestic cat. She was adopted from the local animal shelter about 1 month ago. Shortly after adoption, Sugar developed hair loss from the face and paw. She presented to ADRC for Dr. Seals to evaluate. The affected skin had areas of scaling and appeared irritated. During the examination, the […]

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Pet Case Study: Jackson and James

Jackson and James are 5 year old, neutered male Cocker Spaniel-Poodle mixes. Every summer and fall for many years they have been getting itchy, inflamed “hot spots” on their rumps. The technical term for a “hot spot” is acute moist dermatitis. This is an inflamed, oozy spot on the skin that appears rapidly due to […]

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Pet Case Study: “Chewbacca” Thyroid Issues Solved

Chewbacca is a 2 year old MN Rhodesian Ridgeback whom visited Dr. Seals this spring with a history of progressive hair loss that started at 1 year of age. During the exam, hair loss was affecting the trunk, tail, base of ears, and the muzzle. Multiple crusts were noted on the abdomen. Antibiotics were prescribed […]

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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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