Does your itchy dog need to see the veterinarian?

Why Does My Dog Itch?

If you see these signs,
your dog may need medical treatment

Frequent scratching is one sign of allergic dog itch, but there are other telltale signs as well

Signs your itchy dog may need medical treatment

Frequent licking,
chewing, biting, or scratching

Signs your itchy dog may need medical treatment

Excessive rolling,
rubbing, or scooting

Signs your itchy dog may need medical treatment

Recurrent ear problems
(head shaking, ear discharge/odor, or scratching at ears)

Signs your itchy dog may need medical treatment

Hair loss

Signs your itchy dog may need medical treatment

Body odor

Signs your itchy dog may need medical treatment

Skin Changes
(rash, redness, greasy skin, or scabs)

Itching Can Be a Vicious Cycle

When your dog has an allergy to food, fleas, or something in the environment, there are several things that happen within the body. Scratching results from exposure to allergy "triggers" and a frustrating cycle of behavior starts and continues unless it's interrupted with treatment specifically for the allergy condition.

The cycle of allergic dog itch

Could your dog's itch need prescription medicine?

SOME COMMON CAUSES OF ITCH

The causes of allergic dog itch

FLEA ALLERGY

The causes of allergic dog itch

FOOD ALLERGY

The causes of allergic dog itch

ENVIRONMENTAL INDOOR AND OUTDOOR ALLERGENS

(such as pollen, dust mites, or mold)

The causes of allergic dog itch

CONTACT ALLERGY

(such as carpet, deodorant, shampoo, insecticidal products)

There are many reasons why your dog may be scratching, licking, chewing, rubbing, and scooting. It could be that your dog is allergic to food, fleas, or even to ingredients in shampoos, carpets, and insecticides (when they roam outside). Dogs can also have allergies to seasonal pollens, outdoor and indoor molds, and dust mites.

Don’t wait to treat allergic dog itch
Don't wait to treat allergic skin disease

INDICATIONS

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.