Many of us suffer from the annoying effects of pollens, dust, and molds this time of year. We have respiratory symptoms such as runny noses, watery eyes, etc. Our pets suffer from the same pollens, dust, and molds but their symptoms manifest themselves as skin problems. The parts of their body most commonly affected are the face, the area at the base of the tail, the skin between the toes (foot licking), and the area around the genitals. Flea allergies have very similar clinical signs. Allergies can make your pet very uncomfortable and they can lead to secondary bacterial or yeast infections in the skin. If your pet is scratching and chewing excessively, losing hair, and probably keeping you awake at night, then it’s time to visit your pet’s doctor. We most likely can give you both some relief!
Dr. Grif Haber is a fifth generation Nashvillian. Dashing he parents’ hopes that he would become a “real doctor,” he earned his veterinary degree at Purdue University in 1972 and established Murphy Road Animal Hospital P.C. in 1977. With a heart for rescue, he founded Love at First Sight! Puppy and Kitten Adoption Center in 1995 that has since placed thousands of abandoned puppies and kittens into loving homes.