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Articles by Carlo Vitale, DVM, DACVD

Otitis externa sometimes complicated, frustrating

Aug 1, 2004

Otitis externa is an inflammatory condition with or without concurrent infection and is the most common dermatological disease in a busy veterinary practice. Thus it is the most common claim forwarded to veterinary insurance companies. For the most part, the majority of cases are simple, and treatment clears the disease in a few days.

Canine non-inflammatory alopecia: What's new and what's old

Jul 1, 2004

Dermatomyositis is genetically-based and immunologically mediated.

Canine zinc-responsive dermatosis

Zinc plays important and diverse role in protecting against infections
Jun 1, 2004

In addition, over-supplementation with vitamins and minerals has been linked to reduced zinc uptake in the gastrointestinal tract.

Canine superficial pyoderma: the good, the bad and the ugly

May 1, 2004

In my multi-specialty, referral-based veterinary hospital in the heart of San Francisco, with all our many bells and whistles, including access to numerous specialists within our clinic (internal medicine, surgeon, radiologist, dentistry, holistic, oncologist, acupuncturist and ophthalmologist), I still continue to feel very frustrated with a common skin disease: canine pyoderma.

Topical therapies can offer relief for some skin conditions

Apr 1, 2003

In my practice, I receive numerous phone calls for consultations concerning the choice of shampoo or specific topical spray/lotion to treat skin disease. It can be very difficult to choose the right topical product. But with a few tips, a few rules to follow and some insight into shampoo ingredients, you'll be well on your way.

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