Category Archives: Case Studies

Pet Spotlight/Case Study: A Kitty with Blisters

Athena is a 6-year-old domestic short haired cat with a history of diffuse yellow raised crusts on her skin, ear margins, and paws. Her paws were swollen and painful to walk on. She reportedly was not using her litter box, had a decreased appetite, and overall was not feeling well.   The changes seen on […]

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Pet Spotlight/Case Study: Flash’s Sebaceous Adenitis

Flash is a 4-year-old, male neutered, Standard Poodle who first presented to Dr. Ho for an evaluation of flaky skin. At Flash’s first appointment he had excessive hair loss and dander. The hairs that were present were easily epilated. Upon further examination, Flash’s epilated hairs had follicular casting (accumulation of keratin around the hair shaft). […]

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Pet Spotlight/Case Study: “Cocoa” Losing Hair and Crusty

CoCoa B. is a 5½-year-old FS Beagle with a 4-month history of progressive hair loss and severe itch that started in the Spring of 2021. The hair loss continued to progress and was now affecting her entire body. Her skin was completely normal before this time. Steroids and antihistamines were prescribed to decrease the itch; […]

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Pet Spotlight/Case Study: “Cobii” Rescued and Back to the Basics

“The first time I saw Cobii, he was on social media at a Fort Worth shelter in October of 2018. In his video, all I could hear was barking dogs in the background. The poor little guy was skinny (between 8-9 pounds), was in a cold-looking metal crate and he was trembling (as chihuahua dogs […]

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Pet Spotlight/Case Study: “Guillmo” with Insect Bite Hypersensitivity

Guillmo is a 4-year-old MN domestic short haired cat with a history of redness/erythema and itching/pruritus of the ears, nose, and paws. When Guillmo presented to Dr. Seals at ADRC, it was reported that he primarily stays inside; however, he has access to a screened in porch each evening with the owner. The skin changes […]

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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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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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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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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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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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