Ask Your Veterinarian About APOQUEL
Many different skin problems can look alike. So seeking professional advice from a veterinarian is important to determine if an infection, parasites, or allergy is the reason for your dog’s excessive itching and discomfort. APOQUEL (oclacitinib tablet) is available only through prescription from a veterinarian. Ask your veterinarian about APOQUEL today!
Know the signs of allergic dog itch
Catching allergic skin disease early on is important for your dog’s health and quality of life. Watch celebrity vet, Dr. Jeff Werber, discuss the signs and symptoms of allergic skin disease, and learn how you can help your itchy dog find relief.
KEEP TRACK OF THE FREQUENCY AND DURATION OF ITCHING
These are all good questions to ask yourself and discuss with your veterinarian. Keep a record of your dog's itch between now and your appointment.Download our itch tracker
Take the Quiz on Allergic Itch
An occasional itch may be quite normal, but it should never interrupt activities, cause hair loss, or lead to skin damage. Frequent or constant scratching, licking, biting, scooting, and/or rubbing are most often signs of allergic skin disease.
Take the quiz and find out if your dog’s itch could be a medical condition that requires veterinary care. Once you have completed the quiz, Zoetis will send a donation on your behalf to the K-9 CourageTM Program, which provides healthcare assistance to retired military and police dogs, as well as service dogs that assist veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress.
SEEK ADVICE EARLY AND RULE OUT INFECTION
It's important to get answers early—especially since scratching and itching can lead to additional problems, including infection. Any time your dog's skin is damaged by scratching, chewing, or rubbing, it creates an opportunity for secondary infection. Broken or damaged skin is a breeding ground for bacteria and yeast. Identifying the problem early—and, importantly, getting the right treatment—can help prevent infection and bring your dog relief faster.
TREATING NOW CAN HELP IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE
When your dog suffers, it affects the whole family
Frequent scratching, licking, chewing, and scooting can affect your dog’s energy level, demeanor, sleep patterns, and participation in activities—which impacts the entire family. You may sacrifice your own plans to care for your dog, avoid inviting guests to your house, or even have trouble sleeping due to worry or because of the sound of constant scratching, licking, or chewing. The good news is allergic dog itch can be treated.
APOQUEL can help! APOQUEL is available only through a prescription from a veterinarian. Ask your veterinarian about APOQUEL today. Get the facts on dog itch.
Control of pruritus (itching) associated with allergic dermatitis and control of atopic dermatitis in dogs at least 12 months of age.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not use APOQUEL in dogs less than 12 months of age or those with serious infections. APOQUEL may increase the chances of developing serious infections, and may cause existing parasitic skin infestations or pre-existing cancers to get worse. APOQUEL has not been tested in dogs receiving some medications including some commonly used to treat skin conditions such as corticosteroids and cyclosporine. Do not use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs. Most common side effects are vomiting and diarrhea. APOQUEL has been used safely with many common medications including parasiticides, antibiotics and vaccines.
For more information, please see the full Prescribing Information.