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 […]

When the Litterbox Doesn’t Work – Urinating and Defecating Outside the Box in Cats

Inappropriate elimination issues are the number one behavior-related complaint from cat lovers. And frustrated cat owners may end up looking for a new home for their former feline friends. But without consistent work and a little patience, the outcome for these kitties is grim.  Most cases of inappropriate elimination can be solved if you’re determined […]

What You Need To Know About Carprofen (Rimadyl)

Carprofen – brand name Rimadyl – is a very widely used pain medication classified as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID). Many owners see the benefit their dogs exhibit when on the medication, especially pets with chronic pain issues such as osteoarthritis. While veterinarians prescribe this medication for a wide range of reasons including post surgical pain, […]