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.




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