Constant scratching.  Nonstop licking of paws.  Sleep interruption for pet owners due to the sounds that dogs and cats make at night with these behaviors.  These are some of of the most common reasons pet owners call us for help.  Dog allergies and cat allergies are a significant problem here in the Phoenix area.  The great news is that the vets here at Hillside Animal Hospital are leaders in providing breakthrough treatments to alleviate the suffering of allergies in dogs and cats.

In 2015, a new oral medication called Apoquel (oclacintinib tablet) was introduced by Zoetis for control of pruritus associated with allergic dermatitis and control of atopic dermatitis in dogs.  It has been a significant breakthrough in allergy relief for dogs.  Dr. Rosonke and Dr. Council were on forefront of offering this new treatment here at Hillside Animal Hospital, and our clients have raved about the difference it has made in their pets’ lives.

Now in 2016, allergy treatment for dogs has become more convenient with once-monthly in-office injection that can have a long-lasting effect on the quality of life of allergy suffering dogs.  We are very excited that we can offer such break-through treatments to help give pets the quality of life they deserve.  If your dog is suffering, we invite you to make an appointment to discuss how these new treatments can provide quick relief.




Please take the time to read our complimentary blogs below.

After Care For Pets Following Surgery

At Hillside Animal Hospital we use minimally invasive surgery techniques so that your pet undergoes less trauma and recovery time is minimized. While minimally invasive surgery is safer for your pet than traditional invasive procedures, proper post-op care is still... read more

Caring for your senior pet

Everyone knows that a puppy’s needs are different from those of a grown dog.  So, doesn’t it make sense that senior dogs (and cats) have their own specific needs as well? The reality is senior pets have special care requirements because of their unique age-related... read more

Common signs of arthritis in your pet

Achy muscles and stiff joints affect more individuals than you may think. In fact, these common symptoms of arthritis are found in both the young and old—and human and non-human. That’s right…arthritis is an issue that many animals experience as well. Dogs in... read more

Lawn chemicals and your pet

Break out the sunglasses and sandals because spring is right around the corner! While the extra sunshine and warmth mean lots of fun outdoor activities for you and your pet, spring can also bring some hidden dangers with it as well.  This season (more than any other)... read more

Common Cat Skin Conditions

There’s nothing nicer than snuggling with your cat, petting its soft, shiny fur and hearing its quiet purrs of contentment. But petting your cat when it’s suffering from a skin condition is another story. Unfortunately, skin conditions in cats are an all too common... read more

Kennel Cough and how to prevent it

Like it or not, cold and flu season is right around the corner. While getting a flu shot should be high on your to-do list this winter, don’t forget to protect your furry friend as well. One of the most common diseases dogs can acquire (winter or not) is something... read more