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11 11, 2019

Ringworm

2020-04-28T19:37:31-07:00November 11th, 2019|Cats, Dogs, Skin Conditions|

Ringworm is caused by a fungus, not a worm, and the lesion is not always in the shape of a ring. The scientific name for this disease is Dermatophytosis. Since fungi are everywhere in our environment, it is difficult to determine what pets will develop the problem. The fungus that causes Ringworm can be cultured from the hair coats of normal dogs and cats. These pets might be carriers of the disease to other pets along with people. We tend to see the problem more in young animals. People will sometimes pick up a case of Ringworm from their pet,

10 11, 2019

Worms (Internal Parasites)

2020-04-28T19:50:39-07:00November 10th, 2019|Cats, Dogs, Rabbit|

The study of parasites is called parasitology. It is an important discipline because internal parasites cause death and disease worth billions of dollars in animals each year. These parasites have highly evolved life cycles that make their elimination impossible. In addition, many internal parasites affect people with the potential for serious consequences. <script async src="https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script> <!-- LBAH Web Site Adsense --> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: block;" data-ad-client="ca-pub-8091430273330641" data-ad-slot="2771011414" data-ad-format="auto" data-full-width-responsive="true"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script> Dogs and cats (especially puppies and kittens) are routinely infected with internal parasites, sometimes without apparent evidence of the infestation until it is too

5 11, 2019

Skin Conditions

2020-04-28T19:39:37-07:00November 5th, 2019|Cats, Dogs, Skin Conditions|

Some of the more common skin conditions we see in dogs and cats at the Long Beach Animal Hospital. Allergic Dermatitis Cushings (Hyperadrenocorticism) Demodectic Mange Hypothyroidism Lick Granuloma Ringworm Sarcoptic Mange (Scabies)