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  • Pythiosis is the result of being infected by a water mold called Pythium insidiosum. This organism can affect the gastrointestinal tract or the skin.

  • Some dogs have a condition known as paroxysmal respiration or, as it is more commonly called, "reverse sneezing". With this condition, the dog rapidly pulls air into the nose, whereas in a 'regular' sneeze, the air is rapidly pushed out through the nose. The dog makes a snorting sound and seems to be trying to inhale while sneezing.

  • “Ringworm” is the common name given to a fungal infection of the superficial layers of the skin, hair and nails. Ringworm infections can occur in humans and in all domesticated species of animals. The name comes from the classical appearance of the round, red, raised 'ring' marking the boundary of inflammatory lesions in people infected with the disease.

  • Round cell tumors are among the most common skin tumors in dogs, and they typically form just under the skin, although they may change the surface of the skin above them.

  • Sebaceous adenitis is an immune-mediated disorder in which there is an inflammatory process directed against the sebaceous glands in the skin. The sebaceous glands are associated with the hair follicles and produce the substance that helps to keep the skin supple and the haircoat soft.

  • Seborrhea or seborrheic dermatitis is a skin disorder in which the sebaceous glands of the skin produce an excessive amount of sebum. Seborrhea typically affects the back, face and flanks causing scaly, flaky, itchy, red skin.

  • Seizures are one of the most frequently reported neurological conditions in dogs. The scientific term for seizure is “ictus”.

  • Seizures and syncope are commonly confused, due to similarities between the appearance of these episodes. In order to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan, it is essential to work with your veterinarian to accurately identify the cause of your dog’s episodic weakness, as there are significant treatment differences between seizures and syncope.

  • Epilepsy is a medical term derived from the Greek word epilepsia which means seizure or "falling sickness." It is a brain disorder characterized by recurrent seizures in the absence of any known cause or abnormal brain lesion. In other words, the brain appears to be normal but functions abnormally.

  • Septic arthritis occurs when bacteria or another infectious agent is introduced into one or more joints, leading to painful inflammation.