Ear disease is a very common problem in dogs, and most vets working in practice will diagnose it on a daily basis. A dog’s ear canal is an L-shaped tube lined by skin and it culminates at the deepest part with the ear drum. The ear flap (pinna) and canal help to funnel sound waves […]
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Ear Surgery in Dogs
Can ear surgery help your dog’s ear problems? Ear problems are common in dogs with certain breeds such as spaniels being particularly prone to them. The majority of ear problems can be treated medically using various medications either as tablets or ear drops. However, in some cases problems are recurrent or do not resolve. In […]
Management of Atopic Dermatitis in Dogs and Cats
In the first article in this series on atopic dermatitis, Anita Patel explained what the condition is and how it is diagnosed. In this article she explains how atopic dermatitis can be managed in affected dogs and cats. Can I cure atopic dermatitis? In one word “No”, but you can manage the condition successfully. Atopic […]
Atopic Dermatitis in Dogs and Cats – What Is It?
In the first of 2 articles on atopic dermatitis in dogs and cats, dermatology expert Anita Patel explains what the condition is, what it means for your pet, and how it can be diagnosed. What is atopic dermatitis? Many of you will have been told by your vet that your pet has atopic dermatitis, but […]
What Does it Mean if My Dog has a Head Tilt?
A persistent head tilt is a sign of a balance (vestibular) centre problem in dogs. It is very similar to ‘vertigo’ in people and is often accompanied by a ‘drunken’ walk and involuntary eye movements, either side to side or up and down. The feeling that the room is spinning due to the eye movements […]