There are many underlying causes of itching in dogs. Your dog may have an infection, parasites, or allergies. All require treatment to stop the itching, chewing, and licking, but knowing the underlying cause is important, especially if an allergen is suspected as the culprit.
HERE ARE SOME COMMON CAUSES OF DOG ITCH:
Environmental Indoor and Outdoor Allergens (such as pollen, dust mites, or mold)
Contact allergy (such as carpet, deodorant, shampoo, insecticidal products)
WHAT YOU SHOULD LOOK OUT FOR:
Excessive licking, chewing, biting, or scratching
Excessive rolling, rubbing, or scooting
Recurrent ear problems
Changes in the skin, such as sores or darkened color
Redness of the skin
Could your dog’s scratching be more than a nuisance?
YOU MAY HAVE ALREADY TRIED SEVERAL ANTI-ITCH REMEDIES TO PROVIDE RELIEF
While common at-home treatments such as oatmeal baths, lotions, or topical over-the-counter medicines may offer temporary relief of dog itch, they may not be getting to the root of the problem. To get to the underlying cause, a prescription medicine is often required. Unlike other treatments, APOQUEL uniquely targets the source of your dog’s allergic itch so you and your dog can get back to playing fetch, snuggling on the couch, and trading treats for tricks.
That's why it's so important to visit your veterinarian when your dog first shows the telltale signs of allergic skin disease.
YOUR VETERINARIAN CAN HELP DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM
Don’t wait…allergic skin diseases are easier to treat early, when the first signs appear. Waiting to seek treatment can sometimes result in complications that make treatment more difficult—and more expensive. So, if you notice your furry friend itching, scratching, biting, licking, or chewing certain areas more and more frequently, it’s a good idea to make an appointment with your veterinarian. Your dog will thank you (with lots of snuggling)!
Before you talk to your veterinarian, learn more about 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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