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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Five Issues To Watch Out For In Your Cat

Health issues can affect cats at any time, but they can be the most damaging at the early stages of a cat’s life. Diseases and infections can hit kittens especially hard given their fragile nature, so it’s important to monitor their health closely during these... read more

Five Ways to Dog Proof Your Backyard

If you’re a dog owner, you do everything you can to keep your dog safe and healthy. That likely means dog proofing your home so that it is as safe as can be. While many pet owners know the hidden dangers that lurk inside one’s home, few realize that the outdoors can... read more

Should You Get a Puppy

Few things in life are as cute and cuddly as a puppy (except maybe a kitten) and even fewer things add as much joy to your life. But, as wonderful as puppies are, that doesn’t mean they don’t come without their headaches and hassles. If you’re considering adopting a... read more

Why Your Pet Smells

Does your pet have a certain aroma that can’t be ignored any more…no matter how hard you try? In other (less nice) words, does your pet stink? If you have a smelly pet, don’t stress! Your pet isn’t the first (or last) animal with an odor problem. To rid your pet... read more

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