Riva

Riva

SAGE Dublin
Department: Dermatology
Service/Procedure: Treated and stopped progression of Ischemic Dermatopathy
Our sweet Bearded Collie Riva’s beautiful hair began to fall out in patches. Our local vet tried some treatments early on yet could not determine the cause. She referred Riva to Dr. Holz at Sage. After a biopsy and other diagnostics, it was determined that Riva had Ischemic Dermatopathy. This causes atrophy of the skin but can also progress into the muscles! How sad for a four-year-old pup to lose her hair and possibly muscle mass. If Dr. Holtz had not correctly diagnosed and treated this disease, we would have a very sad situation by now. Instead, you would not know Riva had this issue except that she takes a special medication every other day. She was young enough that her hair has fully grown back. This often does not happen with Ischemic Dermatopathy. But early intervention has resulted in a complete recovery.

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