Pet Allergies By The Numbers

Watery eyes? Itchy skin? Sneezing? No, not you. YOUR PET! Just like humans, cats and dogs can have allergies to foods, bug bites and more. Here’s what you need to know about common allergies and how you can provide relief to your furry friend.   7 signs your pet might have allergies 1. Wheezing, coughing or snoring […]

Ick! Ticks!

Ick! Ticks!

Warm weather brings ticks and this summer may bring a bumper crop, say the experts. So here are some facts you should know: TICKS carry many diseases such as Lyme Disease & Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever; both can infect pets & people. Illnesses from ticks can cause fever, anemia, paralysis, lameness & more. Infected pets […]

What is Atopic Dermatitis?

What is Atopic Dermatitis?

Atopic Dermatitis is the second most common skin disease in dogs that we diagnose and it’s nasty stuff. This chronic, lifelong condition is associated with allergies and causes inflammation, rash and itchiness. It usually shows up within the first 3 years of a dog’s life and symptoms usually get worse over time. It can be […]

Allergic cat

How Kenny the Cat Licked Allergies

When Becky’s rescued kitty, Kenny, first began developing red bumps on his skin, she knew something was up. “The bumps were primarily in his ears and he’d scratch them a lot,” she says. “Plus, he had a red raw spot on his belly from licking there, too.” Becky took Kenny to Fort Street Vet and […]

Allergic cat

Your Cat’s Miserable & So Are You!

Does your cat…. Wheeze, sneeze, cough or snore a lot? Groom incessantly or chew tail, hindquarters and paws? Scratch at ears and eyes or have runny, weepy eyes? Vomit frequently or have diarrhea? Have bald spots or sores?   If so, your poor kitty may be suffering from fleas or allergies…making your life stressful, too. […]

Dog allergy symptoms

Your Dog’s Miserable & So Are You!

Does your dog… Scratch uncontrollably day and night? Constantly chew, dig, or lick paws, ears, lower back or belly? Have swollen paws or open sores or scabs?   If so, your poor pooch may be suffering from fleas or allergies…making your life stressful, too.   Here are the usual suspects and symptoms Flea Allergic Dermatitis: […]

Apoquel, relief for itchy pets

Introducing Apoquel®: It’s Fast Relief for Itchy Pets

We’re pleased to announce that we now have a new drug available to help pets 12 months or older suffering severely with allergies and dermatitis.   Called Apoquel, this new med appears to be as effective as corticosteroids, but has fewer and less severe side effects. What’s more, it’s fast acting.   It typically starts […]

Dog licks allergies

Meet Molly, a Mini Goldendoodle Once Plagued by Allergies…

…Now She’s a Peppy Pooch! An early spring brings beautiful blooms but also awful allergies that can torment pets as well as humans. For example, meet Molly, a 3-year-old Mini Goldendoodle that’s been battling allergies since she was a pup. When Molly’s owners, Pat and Ann, first took her to see Dr. Busselman, she was […]