The Derm Vet Podcast

79. Keys to Success with the Diagnostic Workup of the Itchy Dog

September 02, 2021 Ashley Bourgeois, DVM, Dip ACVD Season 2 Episode 79
The Derm Vet Podcast
79. Keys to Success with the Diagnostic Workup of the Itchy Dog
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The Derm Vet Podcast
79. Keys to Success with the Diagnostic Workup of the Itchy Dog
Sep 02, 2021 Season 2 Episode 79
Ashley Bourgeois, DVM, Dip ACVD

An allergic workup is key to reduce itch in dogs and control infection long-term. Identifying the underlying cause of pruritus is essential to minimize the severity and frequency of infections. This leads to less resistant bacteria in our patients and reduction in systemic medications over the lifetime of the pet.

In this episode of the podcast, I’m joined by Dr. Jennifer Schissler, DVM, MS, DACVD. We discuss the canine allergic workup and the importance of communication to owners of allergic pets. 


Show Notes

An allergic workup is key to reduce itch in dogs and control infection long-term. Identifying the underlying cause of pruritus is essential to minimize the severity and frequency of infections. This leads to less resistant bacteria in our patients and reduction in systemic medications over the lifetime of the pet.

In this episode of the podcast, I’m joined by Dr. Jennifer Schissler, DVM, MS, DACVD. We discuss the canine allergic workup and the importance of communication to owners of allergic pets.