Pet of the Month – April

by on January 16th, 2012

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Hector a five year old Gordon Setter started to lose hair especially around the face and feet. He was diagnosed as having adult-onset demodicosis which is caused by the demodex mite. This in turn led to secondary skin infections. Hector was also found to have an underactive thyroid which would have contributed to this condition. Appropriate thyroid medication as well as antibiotics and many weekly baths with the awful-smelling drug amitraz have restored him to his former lustrous self!


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