Fall Allergy Problems in Dogs and Cats

The fall season is upon as the heat of summer, daylight hours shorten, leaves begin to change colors, and pumpkin spice, anyone? Many of the things we enjoy about fall are also triggers for those who suffer from allergies. The summer blooms start to fade and shed seeds, while some plants wait for this time of year to bloom and spread pollen. Harvest season begins for many crops which causes large amounts of dust, pollens, and molds to be released into the air. Dust mites and other pesky pests try to get inside the home in search of warmth. Just like us, dogs and cats can develop an allergy or sensitivity to these natural allergens outside or in the air.

How do I know if my dog or cat has an allergy?

Seasonal allergies may come and go which can make it difficult to pinpoint the exact allergen causing your dog or cat problems. Here are some of the common signs to look out for:

  • Sneezing
  • Watery eyes
  • Itching of ears and skin
  • Scratching, licking, and chewing
  • Rubbing or scooting
  • Shaking ears

If the itching becomes intense, your dog or cat may damage their skin trying to relieve the sensation. As a result, this easily leads to skin and ear infections as well as hotspots. There are a variety of different treatments, medications, and products to help control seasonal allergies. Talk with your veterinarian about the best solution for your dog or cat. VetRxDirect has a wide selection of allergy care products for both dogs and cats. We have included some of the most popular below. 

Vetadryl at VetRxDirect Vetadryl is a prescription antihistamine medication for dogs and cats that contains diphenhydramine. This medication works by blocking the histamine, the substance in the body responsible for allergic reactions. It relieves allergy symptoms including itching, redness, swelling and irritation.  Flavored, chewable Vetadryl tablets come in 10 and 30 mg strengths.




Vet Classics Allergy at VetRxDirectVetClassics Allergy HotSpot Foam is easy to apply and quick drying to help relieve itchy irritated skin. Vet Classics Allergy Anti-Lick Spray stops destructive chewing and licking Spray directly on the paws, foot pads, between toes, and other spots to quit the itch. Additionally, the bitter taste in both products discourages chewing and licking.



DOUXO Calm at VetRxDirectDuoxo Calm is a line of topical products designed for dogs and cats with skin allergies. Choose from a shampoo, as well as three waterless options mousse, gel, and micro-emulsion spray. Duoxo Calm helps relieve itching, inflammation, and irritation. Key ingredients phytosphingosine and fillagrin help retain moisture and enforce the natural skin barrier.


Does your dog or cat have allergies? Leave us a comment below!

VetRxDirect is On The Move!

VetRxDirect is excited to announce we are moving!  Your loyal support has helped us grow, and now we are moving to a new and larger facility to better serve you and your pets. Starting October 15th, 2018 our new address will be:


Our pharmacy hours and contact information will remain the same. Our pharmacy technicians are happy to answer your questions about the new location and our services. Chat with us on our website or send us an email at info@vetrxdirect.com. We will answer messages and emails promptly during our move.

How Will This Affect Our Service?

VetRxDirect is committed to providing our customers with an outstanding online shopping experience, with a wide selection of pet medications at low prices. We will continue to fill orders through our pharmacy staffed with pharmaceutical and veterinary experts. And we will continue to provide only the highest quality products and medications in compliance with manufacturer requirements and stringent pharmacy regulations.

With the move, we look forward to:
  • Increasing efficiency with order processing and shipping
  • Providing more medications and products for your pets
  • Increasing capacity with larger, modern facilities

We look forward to serving you at our new facility!


The VetRxDirect Pharmacy Team

Identifying Pain For Dogs and Cats

Do you know how to tell if your pet is in pain? September is Animal Pain Awareness Month, so we’ve put together a brief list to help you identify pain for both dogs and cats.

What if your dog or cat could tell you if they were in pain? As humans, we have the advantage of being able to describe our aches and pains, but dogs and cats don’t have it quite so easy. As owners, we know that our pets can suffer from pain just like we do, but we may not be able to tell right away or know what to look for. Sometimes it’s easy to notice, for example, if your dog suddenly starts limping. But not always. For example, cats are especially adept at hiding pain. While signs vary widely, here are some behaviors to look out for.

 Signs of Pain In Dogs

  • Less playful or social
  • Reduced activity
  • Reduced appetite
  • Submissive behavior
  • Whimpering or howling
  • Guarding behavior
  • Aggression, biting, or growling
  • Self-mutilation
  • Changes in posture or gait

Signs of Pain in Cats

  • Reduced activity
  • Loss of appetite
  • Less playful
  • Reluctance to jump up or down
  • Repeated grooming – especially in one area
  • Changes in posture or gait
  • Avoiding physical contact or hiding
  • Stops grooming
  • Tail flicking, hissing, or spitting


Our pets can experience pain for a variety of reasons whether it’s acute, which happens suddenly due to injury, surgery, or illness or chronic, which is persistent over time due to conditions like arthritis or more serious diseases. The exact reasons can be complex, so if you suspect your dog or cat is experiencing pain, the first step is always to talk to your veterinarian. Your vet will examine your pet to help determine the cause of it and provide treatment suggestions and may prescribe a pain reliever to manage their symptoms.

VetRxDirect offers a variety of medications for both dogs and cats. Learn more about these to popular medications, or visit website.

Onsior Pain Medication for Cats at VetRxDirectOnsior, robenacoxib, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) designed to relieve pain and inflammation in cats. This medicine is commonly prescribed for cats recovering from surgery, soft-tissue injury, or cats with certain types pain. Onsior comes in small, flavored tablets.




OstiLox Pain Medication at VetRxDirectOstiLox, meloxicam, is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed to relieve pain and inflammation for dogs. This medication is prescribed for dogs with discomfort caused by osteoarthritis or other joint problems. OstiLox comes in a flavored liquid.



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