Vaginitis in Puppies

Puppy vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina that occurs in puppies. Most cases occur between the ages of 6 weeks and 8 months. Puppy vaginitis usually resolves when the puppy matures and goes through her first estrus, although some cases may not improve.  Most puppies don’t show any signs, but others may have sticky, […]

Demodectic Mange in Cats

Demodex mites are normal residents of the skin in virtually all mammal species. For the most part, they live in peace in our hair follicles and are not able to spread to another host, much less cross to another species. The cat is no different and provides a home to Demodex cati, which does not cause skin disease unless […]

Dust Mites: Reducing Exposure in Dogs and Cats Living in Houston

The VIN Dermatology ConsultantsDate Published: 09/22/2003Date Reviewed/Revised: 10/23/2015 House dust mites (Dermatophagoides farinae, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus) are bugs that are  in every home, and some pets are allergic to them. Because these mites are very small, they cannot be seen without a microscope. House dust mites eat the skin scales and dander shed by humans and […]