The brown dog tick: An unwelcome visitor

While blacklegged ticks certainly deserve attention, the time has come to shed some light on another tick species—the brown dog tick—which has been crawling below the radar.

Diagnosing and treating alopecia in dogs

When a dog has an alopecic area, either the hair is not re-growing due to a hair cycle issue (lesions are symmetrical, large areas, and not itchy), or the hair is falling out due to folliculitis: staphylococcus, demodicosis, dermatophytosis, atopic dermatitis, or other causes.