Ringworm in Dogs
Ringworm” is the common name given to a fungal infection of the superficial layers of the skin, hair and nails. Ringworm infections can occur in humans and in all domesticated species of animals. The common name of ringworm is somewhat misleading, in that it is not an infection caused by a worm, and the infected areas are not always ring-shaped. The fungi responsible for ringworm infections belong to a specialized group known as dermatophytes, so the medical name for this disease is dermatophytosis. Read on for more about Ringworm…
Sebaceous adenitis is an immune-mediated disorder in which there is an inflammatory process directed against the sebaceous glands in the skin. There are two forms of the disease, one that occurs in short-haired breeds and one that occurs in long-haired breeds. Read on to see how the disorder differs by breed and for available treatment options.
Guilty or Innocent? Do pets know they have done something wrong when they act “guilty”?
Head down. Eyes averted. Shoulders hunched. Tail thumping the floor. Body retreating. Your pet looks guilty, maybe even apologetic, right? Read on to find out if your pet’s body posture and attitude indicate his guilt or remorse.
Seizures in Dogs
Seizures are one of the most frequently reported neurological conditions in dogs. A seizure is a temporary involuntary disturbance of normal brain function that is usually accompanied by uncontrollable muscle activity.
The Neurology Department at LIVS consists of board certified Neurologists and Neurosurgeons available 6 days per week, including Saturdays, to treat your pet. Our advanced diagnostics and integrated team approach helps to improve the outcome for pets with neurological conditions. Read on to find out more about what causes seizures and how they may be treated.