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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.

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

Itchy Pet Awareness Month is Here!

August is Itchy Pet Awareness Month! We all get itchy sometimes, so why is there an awareness month for it? After all, itching is nothing new or scary, right? Your pet might be scratching an itch as...

Posted: August 1, 2019

Fall Allergies in Dogs & Cats

Fall allergies feeling like the bane of your existence right now? If dogs and cats could speak English, they’d probably concur. Many pets are just as susceptible to the dreaded pollens and...

Posted: October 4, 2018