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.

Use of Marijuana and CBD in Dogs and Cats

Hillside Animal Hospital's Veterinarians Weigh In   With medical marijuana and CBD products booming in human medicine, there has been a lot of talk and curiosity about the benefits that this magical plant can do for our pets. However, before you run to your nearest...

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Top Reasons Dogs and Cats Vomit During Holidays

‘Tis the season for presents, candy, and holiday cheer! The Holiday season is an exciting time of the year; however, it can bode dangerous for your pet if you aren’t considering them in your shopping and decorating.  If your cat or dog is vomiting, having a seizure,...

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I Found Bumps on My Dog’s Body

Bumps on a Dog's Body Can Mean Many Things...   Lumps or bumps could mean a number of different things for your pet and their skin. Bumps on a pet’s skin could be anything from fluid build-up or a fatty cyst to cancer.  Here in Arizona, bumps on a dog's skin can...

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Heartworm Disease Alert: Is Your Pet Protected?

A dog that lived his entire life in Fountain Hills has recently been tested positive for the dreaded heartworm disease.  heartworm disease prevention options make it easier than ever to keep pets protected.  We want to stress that heartworm disease is becoming more...

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A Wellness Revolution: Laser Therapy for Our Pets

When our pets experience any sort of pain or discomfort, it can be difficult to find ways to provide them relief beyond traditional surgeries or medication. In recent years, veterinary medicine has been dedicated to improving the use of cold-laser therapy on patients...

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