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Pet Vet: Dealing with an itchy problem

Wednesday, July 23, 2014  
Posted by: Emily Becker
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Bradenton Herald

Skin problems, particularly itchy skin problems, can be quite frustrating to deal with, both as a caretaker trying to help our companion, and as a veterinarian with the same goal. Itchy skin in our companions is a common presentation we see in the practice of veterinary medicine. Alice has Pepper, a 4-year-old female West Highland white terrier that has been licking and chewing her feet for several months. She has been treated with cortisone in the past, which brings palliative relief, but it's only transient. Within a few days of stopping the cortisone tablets, Pepper begins again to assault her feet. Alice is very frustrated as is, I suspect, Pepper. Alice is also concerned about the use of cortisone…


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