10 September 2010

Pet problems? Ask CyberVet

On call every day: over 40 medical experts are standing by to answer questions about symptoms, treatment, lifestyle changes, pet care, how to improve your sex-life, or have a baby.

As one of more than 40 health professionals that make up Health24's online expert service, CyberVet has answered his share of over 250 000 questions sent in by our readers to date. Read the most frequently-asked questions, and if they don't cover what you need to know, then send your question in to CyberVet.

A: It can be very difficult to determine the cause of the scratching. Have any diagnostic test been conducted? If not it would be advisable to do the basics (skin scrape, microscopic evaluation e.t.c.) to determine the cause of the itch. If failing this then you can consult a Veterinary dermatologist. Dr Martin Briggs is a specalist in veterinary dermatology and he can be located in Newlands, Cape Town.



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