“Chronic atopic dermatitis is almost always due to an allergy of some kind, and typically begins between 6 months of age and 3 years.” So writes Editor Susan Chaney in her interview with a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Dermatologists. Learn which breeds may be predisposed to the condition that causes the immune system to overreact, and discover how researchers are working to improve diagnoses and treatment options.
DFR Blogger Kayla Bertagnolli will be staying close to home this weekend. She’ll be in Farmington, Utah, to attend her favorite four-day cluster of specialty and all-breed shows with her family. Learn about the Group shows that will welcome visitors to the scenic Rocky Mountains, and find out who Kayla will be especially glad to have join her at the shows.
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My Home Town Shows in Farmington, Utah
By Kayla Bertagnolli
For us Utahans, we only get three shots a year to attend local all -breed shows. This makes it easier to narrow it down to a favorite, and for me this four-day cluster, which includes two specialty days and two all-breeds, is easily my pick! more
Take Control of Atopic Dermatitis
By Susan Chaney
A dog that licks or chews on its feet, rubs its face as if itchy, scratches under its front legs and in the groin area, and licks its anal area excessively may be telling you that it has atopic dermatitis. It starts with a little inflammation, then generalized itching, called “pruritis,” leading to scratching. Next comes hair loss, often followed by a skin infection with bumps. more