Carlo Vitale, DVM, DACVD
- May 01, 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.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 01, 2007
There has been an ongoing debate over ototoxicity produced by topical medications.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 01, 2007
As the years go by, I am amazed by the number of difficult cases that I continue to see in my practice.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 01, 2006
It seems that pinnal inflammation is much easier to treat than canal inflammation.
- Jun 01, 2006
Corticosteroids are among the most used and misused medications in veterinary medicine. They exert a powerful, reliable, and rapid effect, and there is no viable, more effective therapeutic alternative in animals with certain skin conditions. Topical and oral corticosteroid therapies are considered the first choice for treatment of acute and chronic inflammatory skin diseases, particularly allergic dermatitis. In addition, they aid in the inflammation associated with some types of infections, primarily Malassezia dermatitis and otitis.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 01, 2006
When appropriately administered and not continued long-term, corticosteroids are very helpful and safe.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 01, 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.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Mar 01, 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
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 01, 2004
Consistency with treatment is also critical and will enhance treatment success.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 01, 2004
Apparently in the cat, studies have shown that early-age onset cases tend be genetically based and not curable.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 01, 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.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 01, 2004
Dermatomyositis is genetically-based and immunologically mediated.
- Jun 01, 2004
In addition, over-supplementation with vitamins and minerals has been linked to reduced zinc uptake in the gastrointestinal tract.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 01, 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.