Skin & Allergy Treatment


Allergy Testing

Testing to Diagnose Your Pet’s Allergy

We will perform tests to determine the most effective therapy for your pet. The most common test to diagnose allergies on your pet is a blood test.

Diagnosing and treating allergies for your pet may take some time however once the allergies are under control your pet will feel much more comfortable and noticeably happier.

Allergy testing and immunotherapy is recommended for long term management of atopic dermatitis and other diseases associated with reactions to environmental allergens.

International Health Certificates


If you’re moving out of the country, you’re most likely going to need a Pet Health Certificate.

The certificate is issued by USDA-accredited veterinarians only and must be endorsed by the state’s USDA Veterinary Services office. The state Veterinary Services offices will oversee all of the export documents for pets departing from the US, and ensure that the veterinarians issuing the documents are accredited and have filled out the forms with accurate information.

At Sunshine Animal Hospital we have USDA-certified veterinarians who can help you.

Microchip Pet Identification


Imagine if your dog or cat got lost. You’d want to give him or her the best chance of getting home. With microchipping, you can.

Microchipping is a safe, permanent way to identify your pet in case he or she becomes lost. A microchip, which is a tiny device about the size and shape of a grain of rice, is placed just under the loose skin at the back of the neck. When a lost dog or cat without an ID tag is found, a veterinarian or veterinary technician will use a handheld microchip scanner to check for a chip. If the pet has one, it will transmit its ID number to the scanner via a low-frequency radio wave. The veterinary hospital or shelter then calls the chip manufacturer, retrieves the pet owner’s contact information, and calls the owner.

Even the most responsible pet owners can’t always guarantee their pet won’t get lost. A leash could break or slip out of your hand, a pet could push through a screen door or window, or a contractor or friend might accidentally leave a door or gate open.

We recommend that you use a microchip, along with a collar and ID tag, to identify your pet. An ID tag is still a reliable identification method. Pets that have tags with current contact information are more likely to not end up in shelters and tend to get home faster than those without tags. However, collars and ID tags aren’t permanent and can be removed (overnight or for grooming); pets can also lose them. With a microchip, your pet will have a much better chance of being identified and returned to you. Pets without microchips that end up in shelters may be adopted out to another family or even euthanized.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment to microchip your pet. Although we hope your pet never becomes lost, we want you to be prepared. We can also suggest a plan to have in place so if your pet does go missing, you’ll be able to act quickly.

We can microchip ferrets, rabbits, birds, and other companion animals, too!