WHY DOES MY DOG ITCH SO MUCH?

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:

Fleas can cause dog itch

Flea
Allergy

Environmental allergens can cause dog itch

Environmental Indoor and Outdoor Allergens
(such as pollen, dust mites, or mold)

Food allergies can cause dog itch

Food
Allergy

Contact with certain products can cause dog itch

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
  • Foot chewing
  • Hair loss
  • Recurrent ear problems
  • Changes in the skin, such as sores or darkened color
  • Redness of the skin
  • Body odor
  • Head shaking

Could your dog’s scratching be more than a nuisance?

TRACK THE ITCH TO FIND OUT

Your dog may have allergic itch

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.

GET THE DOG OWNER INFORMATION SHEET

Don’t wait to treat allergic skin disease