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Latest News: Allergies & Dermatology

Pet Allergies and Pet Dermatology Itchy SkinAllergies and dermatology are two of the most common reasons why many people take their dog or cat to the vet. See below for helpful articles about allergies in pets including possible triggers and sensitivities such as food, environment, or season. Dermatologic problems can also be a symptom of an alternate condition such as hypothyroidism or an infection from parasites like demodex or scabies, so it’s important to learn about dog and cat allergy symptoms and follow up on changes your pet’s skin and coat.

Dog Losing Hair in Patches? Here’s Why

Finding a bald patch on your canine companion can be alarming, let alone several bald patches. Shedding is a normal part of life with a dog, but sudden, unusual hair loss is not. Patchy hair loss...

Posted: April 30, 2024

    Dog Food Allergy Symptoms That May Surprise You

    You do your best to feed your dog a high-quality, nutritious diet. But what do you do when you begin to suspect that their food may be making your pet sick? Just like humans, dogs can develop...

    Posted: February 15, 2024

    Is Your Dog’s Skin Red and Flaky? It Could Be Dermatitis

    Have you noticed dry, red patches on your pet’s skin? These rough, inflamed spots are often the result of a vicious cycle of itching and scratching that can sometimes end in skin infections and...

    Posted: September 30, 2023

      Hypoallergenic Dogs Don’t Exist

      Dog allergies are pretty common — around 20% of people experience some level of reaction when they come into contact with pups. Allergy sufferers who want to add a dog to their family are...

      Posted: May 15, 2023

        Yes, Cats Can Get Acne on Their Chins

        You can relate to your cat’s love of treats and naps, but did you know that acne may be one more thing you have in common? Despite their fastidious grooming, our feline friends may still...

        Posted: October 18, 2021

          Irritated Skin, Funky Ears & Itchy Paws? It’s Time for Seasonal Allergies.

          Fall's seasonal allergies for pets in NC often start before fall actually does. Ragweed and molds, which spike from around early September, are common triggers for dogs and cats, just like they are...

          Posted: August 31, 2020

            Ear Mites in Cats and Dogs

            What is that brown, waxy, smelly crud in your cat’s or dog’s ears? The ears seem so itchy, too! It might be the tell-tale signs of ear mites. Unlike dogs, cats tend to have relatively few...

            Posted: June 4, 2020

              Are Dogs Allergic to Ragweed?

              As summer draws to a close, and autumn begins, we all get excited about the promise of cooler weather and more comfortable time spent outdoors. Late summer and fall allergies can weigh down the...

              Posted: September 17, 2019