There are lots of reasons why your four-pawed friend may be itching. It could be that your dog is allergic to food, or fleas, or even ingredients in commonly used products like shampoo. It could also be atopic dermatitis, an inflammatory skin disease associated with allergies to pollens, molds, and dust mites.
No matter what allergies are causing your dog’s itch, it can be irritating and disruptive. You just want to help your dog.
You may have tried to calm the itch with home remedies such as oatmeal baths or over-the-counter topical medicines. But even though these remedies may provide some temporary relief from that annoying itch, they don’t really get to the underlying cause.
Environmental Indoor and Outdoor Allergens (such as pollen, dust mites, or mold)
Contact allergy (such as carpet, deodorant, shampoo, insecticidal products)
Does your itchy dog need to see the veterinarian? Take this quiz.
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.
These dogs were itching to get relief. And we're so happy they found it with APOQUEL!
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.
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