Parasitology

Demodicosis

Demodicosis is an overgrowth of demodex mites on your pet. Demodex mites are normal skin inhabitants that live in your pet’s hair follicles but are usually so low in number that you cannot tell they are there. When these mites over multiply, they cause hair loss and secondary bacterial infections. Demodicosis can affect both dogs and cats. Read more about Demodicosis

Ferret Hair Loss

Unlike humans, ferrets don’t usually go bald when they get older (or grow more nose and ear hair for that matter). They can get mange and many other conditions that cause hair loss, such as allergies or fleas infestations, but by and far the most common cause of baldness (alopecia) in ferrets is adrenal gland disease. Read more about Ferret Hair Loss

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

INTRODUCTION

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects the digestive tracts of both dogs and cats. Although the causes of IBD are not well known, they are suspected to be the result of a variety of diseases that create an accumulation of inflammatory cells within the lining of the stomach, small intestine and large intestine. This may be the body’s abnormal response to certain intestinal bacterial or dietary proteins. IBD is usually classified according to the types of inflammatory cells present and location affected. Read more about Inflammatory Bowel Disease