Foxtail Season in San Diego

Foxtail Season in San Diego Foxtails are the seed from a grass-like weed that grows in California.  Each seed is shaped like an arrowhead.  The point will engage the fur and penetrate the skin.  Due to the shape, foxtails continue to migrate in the direction of the pointy end, leaving red, open wounds, draining pus.  … Read more

Removing a Tumor from Start to Finish

Big Tumor Little Dog Poodle-Like Dog came in because the gigantic cutaneous mass on his back started to bleed.  According to Mr. Owner the mass has been there “for years.”   “He started scratching at it,” Mr. O said.  “He hasn’t eaten yet.  Can you do the surgery today?” Mr. O asked. “Sure.  Let’s do it,” … Read more

How I Do Allergy Testing

How I do allergy testing Allergic dermatitis (allergic skin disease) may first occur anytime during a patient’s life.  Allergies may affect dogs and cats.  About twenty percent of dogs have allergic dermatitis.  Ten to fifteen percent of cats may be affected. “He’s never had allergies before.” Things that may cause allergic dermatitis include fleas, airborne … Read more