Canine atopic dermatitis (canine atopy)

17 Apr No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics

Canine atopic dermatitis (also referred to as allergic dermatitis and canine atopy) is an inherited predisposition to develop allergic symptoms following repeated exposure to some otherwise harmless substance which is inhaled such as dust mites or pollen. Most dogs begin to show their allergic signs between 1 and 3 years


17 Apr No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Case of the week

  A 6-month old German Shepherd was presented because of limping. During the exam Dr. Neumeister found that the dog was very uncomfortable with extension of the left front leg and was able to extend it only 30%. No fever was present. Radiographs of the front legs was scheduled to

Canine Influenza

7 Apr No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics

IN THE NEWS: Currently an infectious disease named “dog flu” or “canine influenza” is affecting dogs in the Midwest. It is highly contagious and is spread by direct dog-to-dog contact, aerosols of respiratory secretions, and contact with contaminated environments such as surfaces, food- and water bowls, collars/leashes as well as