Dr. Jeromin is a pharmacist and veterinary dermatologist in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a 1989 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University's College of Medicine in Cleveland. Dr. Jeromin serves on DVM Newsmagazine's Editorial Advisory Board.
After years of giving advice all day long to pet owners with allergic dogs, I now have a fresh perspective on the subject—that is after adopting Cindy, an allergic 11-year-old Golden Retriever, a few years ago.
I am often asked about what can be done for "dry skin" for patients on chemotherapy, where steroid is a part of that chemotherapy. However, it is not only patients on steroid for chemotherapy; some canine and feline patients have varying degrees of sensitivity to steroids and the changes they produce in the skin.