Dr. Jeanne Budgin and the doctors of Riverdale Veterinary Dermatology provided a public education program at West Milford Library entitled "Let's Talk Itchy Pets" on Thursday, October 10th. This popular continuing education seminar series is organized and supported by Greenwood Lake Animal Hospital. After Dr. Budgin discussed how dogs and cats itch in different ways, as well as the many causes of itch in pets including parasites, allergies, and skin and ear infections, Drs. Loewinger and Rosenberg answered questions from the audience. It was a fun and interactive night for all and we would like to acknowledge Greenwood Lake for providing the opportunity!
Do you have an itchy dog who suffers from environmental allergies?
If so, your dog may be a candidate to participate in a new study investigating the efficacy of CBD oil on alleviating itch in dogs with atopic dermatitis.
Perks for your dog: Free physical exams, skin cytology, bloodwork, and the discovery of a potentially effective new treatment to help control their itch
Perks for you: $100 Amazon Gift Card on successful completion of the four weeklong study
To be a potential candidate, your dog must:
Have been previously diagnosed with environmentally allergies (pollen, dust, etc).
Have been through an appropriate elimination diet to rule out a food allergy. If your dog has both food and environmental allergies, the food allergy must be controlled with an appropriate hypoallergenic diet.
Be somewhat itchy at time of study with room for potential improvement.
What would the study involve?
Administration of a CBD capsule or a placebo to your dog twice daily for 4 weeks. You can give it in food!
Your dog would receive three physical exams: week 0, week 2, and week 4, as well as other diagnostic testing free of charge. We would perform bloodwork and skin biopsies at weeks 0 and 4.
Please contact Dr. Melissa Loewinger at Animal Dermatology and Allergy Specialists in Riverdale, NJ and White Plains, NY if you are interested in finding out if your dog is a candidate for the study or if you would like more information.
E-mail: infoWP@adasvet.com, with subject: CBD Study Inquiry- Attention: Melissa Loewinger
Phone: (973) 831-2383- Riverdale (914) 750-5812- White Plains
Dr. Rosenberg lectured on Itchy Dogs and other dermatology topics at a three day conference in Sochi, Russia. With simultaneous translators, attendees could listen to him via headpiece. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet international members of the veterinary community and see the development of the new hospital in Sochi, Russia. Until now there has not been a central Veterinary hospital in the area. Dr. Rosenberg had a great time meeting all of the attendees.
Please join presenter Dr. Jeanne Budgin.
This case-based presentation will introduce a series of common but challenging feline skin diseases with a focus on developing a list of differential diagnoses and indicated diagnostic tests. Results, treatment plan, follow up and a discussion of each condition will then be reviewed. The lecture will conclude with practical tips (not limited by species) for general practitioners to apply ever day in their approach to management of patients with otic and dermatologic conditions.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Hyatt House Fishkill
100 Westage Business Center Dr., Fishkill, NY 12524
6:30-7:30p Dinner/7:30p Presentation
*Course will count for 2 NYS CE credit hours
This presentation will focus on an emerging threat - drug resistant bacteria that affect the skin of dogs and cats. Different treatment options and recommendations will be presented. The importance of determining and managing underlying causes will be discussed.
Our very own Jeanne Budgin, DVM has a passion for providing education in underserved areas of the world. She currently serves as coordinator of the Global Veterinary Dermatology Education Group and is actively involved with both the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology and WSAVA - World Small Animal Veterinary Association. Here are some photos from a recent educational event in Malawi and Kenya, Africa!
She visited Malawi and Kenya the week of October 20th, 2018.
Thanks to the Global Veterinary Dermatology Education Group, Malawi Veterinary Association, World Small Animal Veterinary Association, Kenya Small and Companion Animal Veterinary Association, Ultravetis and Royal Canin South Africa for making this possible!
Dr. Rosenberg lectured to primary vets about Dermatology Emergencies at the NY Vet conference on Friday November 8th at the Javits Center in New York City.
As the seasons change, so might your dog’s grooming needs. It’s important to take care of your pooch’s fur, skin, paws and nails year round, and cooler temperatures bring about some special considerations.
This case based presentation will introduce a series of common but challenging feline skin diseases with a focus on developing a list of differential diagnoses and indicated diagnostic tests. Results, treatment plan, follow up and a discussion of each condition will then be reviewed. The lecture will conclude with practical tips (not limited by species) for general practitioners to apply everyday in their approach to management of patients with otic and dermatologic conditions.
We recently had the pleasure of working with Paula Krenkel, President of Pet Rescue, on a very special pet's skin conditions- Lilliana. Paula took incredible care of Lilliana before ultimately finding her a new home where her new owner was aware and ready to treat her skin conditions. We are so excited for both pet and owner and know they will bring each other so much joy!
"Pet Rescue's mission is to aid homeless, abandoned and neglected cats and dogs, to nurture them in the foster care of volunteers, to provide veterinary care and socialization, and to place them in permanent loving and responsible homes. Pet Rescue also works to decrease the population of homeless dogs and cats through its spay/neuter programs."
Please visit this wonderful organization based in Harrison, NY at the link below:
Please RSVP to our next LearnDerm Event! July 19th at 6:30pm
Dr. Rosenberg and Dr. Budgin attended the North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum in Maui this past April. They attended many lectures as well as the Diplomate Dinner for all boarded dermatologists. Was a great week spent in Maui with lots of sunshine!
Dr.Rosenberg and Dr. Budgin had a great turnout Wednesday May 23rd at their lecture at the West Milford Township library! Thank you to Greenwood Lake Animal Hospital for hosting and organizing this great event! Here are some notes and photos from the evening.
Dr. Budgin and Dr. Rosenberg busted 8 top veterinary myths. Here is a quick summary:
1) Raw and grain free diets are NOT good for your pets.
2) Coconut oil does NOT heal pet dermatological issues.
3) You CANNOT blood test for food or other allergies.
4) Flea and tick preventatives MUST be used year-round.
5) Bathing IS good for your itchy pet once a week with the right shampoo.
6) Online pharmacies are UNRELIABLE sources for purchasing medication. Manufacturers do not sell directly to online pharmacies.
7) Licking paws IS a sign of allergies. (Pets lick their paws because they cannot scratch paws).
8) Steroids used short term are GOOD when appropriately administered by your Veterinarian.
The Fear Free initiative promotes considerate approach and gentle control techniques used in calming environments. Utilization of Fear Free methods and protocols leads to reduction of fear, stress and anxiety triggers creating an experience that is more comforting and rewarding for all involved including pets, their caretakers and veterinary health care teams. To become certified, veterinarians and veterinary staff are required to complete a comprehensive, 8-part educational course and exam. They also have to take continuing education to remain certified.
Our next LearnDerm event is around the corner! Looking forward to seeing you there!
For more information on this exciting new series please contact our office.
We're excited to share that Dr. Rosenberg will be broadcast on the radio discussing allergies on Dr. Barry Lissman's weekly radio show, "Ask the Vet." The show will air this Sunday at 7AM on Walk 97.5 FM, Shark 94.3 FM, K98.3 FM (at 6AM), Max 103.1 FM, and WHLI 1100 AM. While most of the stations are broadcast on Long Island, Max 103.1 can be heard in many parts of NJ. The show will also be livestreamed @ walk.tunegenie.com. Tune in for a great discussion on allergies in pets.