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Articles by Carlo Vitale, DVM, DACVD

Fleas: They are happiest at home

May 1, 2008

The adult cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) is a ubiquitous, enterprising and persevering insect. The cat flea is the most dominant, competitive and most common flea associated with domesticated animals today.

Myths, truths about drugs prescribed in veterinary dermatology

Jul 1, 2007

There has been an ongoing debate over ototoxicity produced by topical medications.

Pemphigus foliaceus: Chronic cases typical, challenging to treat

Jan 1, 2007

As the years go by, I am amazed by the number of difficult cases that I continue to see in my practice.

Otitis: Inside look at pathogenesis, treatment and prevention

Sep 1, 2006

It seems that pinnal inflammation is much easier to treat than canal inflammation.

Unlock dermatology secrets to realize treatment success

Feb 1, 2006

When appropriately administered and not continued long-term, corticosteroids are very helpful and safe.

SLE in the cat: Clinical signs vary dramatically

Sep 1, 2005

A 9-year-old castrated male Persian cat was referred with a four-month history of non-pruritic crusting and alopecia involving the face and abdomen.

Understanding flea biology key to busting resistance speculation

Mar 1, 2005

The time from deposition of eggs to adult flea emergence is called the developmental window and can be up to three months in duration.

Derm's Dirty Dozen: These six diabolical diseases are bound to plague your patients and your patience

Nov 1, 2004

Consistency with treatment is also critical and will enhance treatment success.

Derm's dirty Dozen, The top chronic, recurrent cases destined to cause frustration

Oct 1, 2004

Apparently in the cat, studies have shown that early-age onset cases tend be genetically based and not curable.

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