Skin issues are common in pets across the country, and are frequently seen in Grifton, North Carolina and throughout the surrounding areas. Dr. Ivy Heath has years of experience in caring for animals with allergic conditions, and she will bring this same level of care to your furry family member. In the past, treatment for skin conditions was limited to bathing and steroids. Fortunately Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital has incorporated a safe and effective method of allergy treatment known as immunotherapy.
Immunotherapy for pets is similar to “allergy shots” administered to people, in that a serum is created for the pet from the allergen which affects the animal. The serum is then injected under the skin to help your pet develop a tolerance against whatever has been causing the allergic reaction. Over time, many pet companions become resistant to the allergen, and can experience relief from the itching caused by the allergy.
Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital always stays on the cutting edge of safe and effective solutions for your furry family members, and immunotherapy for allergies is no exception. If you feel your pet may have an allergic condition, schedule an appointment with Faithful Friends to have them evaluated by our caring veterinarian, Dr. Ivy Heath.
Other Services We Offer
Pets receiving regular care for their teeth by a veterinarian and at home can increase their life expectancy by as much as 25%.
Scratching that causes wounds or hair loss may be a result of an allergic condition. Let our caring staff diagnose & provide relief for your pet.
One of the most important diagnostic is an x-ray system. We are pleased to offer the latest in radiography with our digital x-ray unit.
We will determine whether your pet is heartworm positive or negative. Treatment options or monthly preventative medicines are available.
Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital has a goal to keep suffering and pain to an absolute minimum while maintaining your pet’s quality of life.
Our diagnostic capabilities, as well as experience and compassion, make our hospital an excellent choice for the life of your animal companion.
Here at Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital, we have a surgical and monitoring facility that includes state-of-the-art equipment and analyzers.
Dr. Heath understands the benefits of this drug and pain-free instrument, and is pleased to offer laser therapy at Faithful Friends Animal Hospital.
We recommend a permanent form of identification known as a microchip to increase the odds of being reunited with a lost pet.
Proper nutrition is one of the cornerstones of your pet’s health. One size does not fit all when it comes to a proper diet for your furry family member!
If your pet is facing a painful condition or surgery, contact us today and let us keep your pet as comfortable and pain-free as possible.
Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital has a complete pharmacy at our facility for the health of your pet, as well as your convenience.
We offer rehabilitation services for pets that have experienced trauma, major surgery, or disease that may have caused pain or limited movement.
When your pet is in need of surgery ranging from spay and neuters to intricate orthopedic procedures, you can count on our caring team.