Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

Allergies and Your Pet

Allergies are a common issue that we see here in the clinic.

“My dog is scratching herself raw.”
“My dog keeps chewing at her feet.”
“My cat won’t keep his food down.”
“Every month my dog has to go in for another ear infection!”

Possible Signs of Allergies

  • Itching
  • Chewing Feet
  • Red, Elephant skin in Armpits and Groin Area
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Vomiting
  • Recurring Diarrhea
  • Recurring Ear Infections
  • Chewing at Bum or Constant Bum Licking

There are so many signs that our pets may be allergic to something, and a few categories of things they can be allergic to.

Environmental Allergies
Grass, pollen, trees, moulds, or dust can all play a part in an allergic reaction and or irritation in your pets. For a lot of pets, the outdoor environmental issues go away in our cold winter months but the indoor issues will likely continue no matter what the weather is.

Skin Allergies
Skin allergies include flea allergies, fabric allergies (such as wool, cotton, etc.) or contact allergies from collars, or topical parasite prevention. Skin or contact allergies are less common in dogs and cats and are sometimes harder to diagnose but are usually quickly resolved once the issue is identified.

Food Allergies
Our pets can be irritated by the proteins and other products or fats that are in their diets. Even some of our top-notch veterinary diets can carry allergens that we can be unaware of for our pets. There are special veterinary diets that are made without allergens in specific facilities to help eliminate contamination and provide the best product for our food sensitivity friends. It’s important when trying to resolve a food allergy that your pet is fed only the diet that is being tested at that time.

Written by: Rachael Russell, RVT



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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, and more! If you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.



If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.


We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
- Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED


Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Aurora Animal Clinic