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Companion Animal Practice
Use and abuse of topical dermatological therapy in dogs and cats. Part 2
  1. Cathy Curtis

    Cathy Curtis qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 1989. After a period spent working for the PDSA, she returned to the RVC to undertake a dermatology residency and was awarded the diploma in veterinary dermatology in 1995. In 1996, she established a private dermatology referral practice and, in 1998, was granted RCVS Specialist status in Veterinary Dermatology.


THIS article discusses the topical ectoparasiticidal, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory preparations currently available in the UK for canine and feline dermatological therapy and highlights the advantages and disadvantages of each. The benefits and potential problems associated with the use of shampoo therapy in the dog and cat were discussed in an earlier article (Curtis 1998).

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