Cushing’s Disease

Cushing’s Disease

Named in honor of the John’s Hopkin”s neurosurgeon, Harvey Cushing, who first proposed the disease in 1912, Cushing’s Disease is seen in humans, dogs, and sometimes cats.  In all cases, the reasons for the disease are the same.   What Causes...
Warning Signs of Cancer in Cats and Dogs

Warning Signs of Cancer in Cats and Dogs

Early disease screening is critical to keep your pet living longer and healthier. All dogs and cats over 7 years of age should be screened for disease twice a year. Keep an eye out for these warning signs between visits.   Lumps and Bumps   As dogs and cats age, they...
What To Do If My Pet Has Fleas

What To Do If My Pet Has Fleas

A step-by-step guide to identifying a flea infestation, treating your pet, and permanently ridding your home of fleas.   #1 How Do I Know If My Pet Has Fleas:  Diagnosing the source of an itchy pet.   Every spring, summer, and fall, Brookfield Animal Hospital phones...
Why Is My Pet So Itchy?

Why Is My Pet So Itchy?

It’s upsetting to watch your pet scratch a lot. You feel bad for your pet, there is more fur in the house to clean up… the scratching may even prevent you from sleeping! To make your pet feel better, we have to figure out what is causing your pet to itch.  ...
Environmental Allergies (Atopy)

Environmental Allergies (Atopy)

An allergy to an environmental substance is called atopy.  Atopic cats and dogs usually have itchy paws, face, armpits and/or bellies.   How is Atopic Dermatitis Diagnosed In My Pet?   Atopy is diagnosed by excluding all other causes of itch (see our Itchy Pet handout...