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 Specializing in allergies, ears and skin health for your pet.



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Groomer Information

Welcome Groomers!

At Dermatology for Animals, we consider groomers one of the first lines of defense when it comes to noticing common conditions of the skin or ear problems while providing the best care for your clients dogs and cats.  Below we have highlighted some helpful links.


(Environmental Allergies)

The most common allergens include airborne pollens such

as grasses, trees, weeds, and fungal spores. Indoor allergens include natural fibers such as wool and household dust mites. In addition, some animals are allergic to the dander from other

animals in the same dwelling.

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Why do animals itch?

Skin problems are common in dogs and cats, and are one of the most frequent reasons that owners bring their pets to the veterinarian. There are many different reasons why a pet will itch and scratch. Fortunately, we can break most of the causes down into a few categories: allergies, skin parasites, and skin infections.

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Flea bite hypersensitivity

Any breed or sex of dog can be affected. The average age for flea allergy is three to five years.

Cats also can be allergic to fleas.

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What are viral papillomas (warts)?

Papillomas are common in the dog with several different recognized syndromes.  Papillomas can also occur in cats, although much less frequently than dogs.

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What is Sarcoptic mange?

Sarcoptic mange is one of the most uncomfortable skin diseases that a dog can contract. Highly contagious, sarcoptic mange is caused by a mite called Sarcoptes scabiei var. canis and is transmissible to humans. These mites burrow into a host animal’s skin, causing scaling, yellowish crust, hair matting and loss, and severe itching. (click the icon above for more information)

What is a Acral Lick Granuloma?

Acral lick granuloma may affect dogs of both sexes and all breeds; however, males or dogs that are older than five years are more often affected. Breeds disposed to this condition include the Great Dane, Doberman pinscher, Labrador retriever, golden retriever, German shepherd, and Irish setter. 

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Groomer Lectures


Groomer Seminar - Spokane, Washington

Hosted by Dr. Rose Miller and her team

We love sharing!  At Dermatology for Animals we know that professional groomers see pets every 6-8 weeks and are on the front lines for pet skin health.  Partnering with them and offering educations classes is something we really enjoy doing.  

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