Is Your Dog Itchy?

In most cases, dogs have itchy skin as a result of fleas, environmental allergens (ex. pollen, mold, and dust mites), food, and skin contact with allergens (ex. carpet deodorants, shampoos, and insecticidal products).

Apoquel is a medication that works to block the allergic itch at the source to give your dog fast relief, regardless of the type of allergy. It starts to relieve the itch within 4 hours and effectively controls the itch within 24 hours. Apoquel is NOT a steroid, antihistamine, or cyclosporine, and has fewer side effects than are seen with these therapies.

Cytopoint works to target the mechanisms that are involved in sending the “itch” signal to the brain. It is fast acting and long lasting, one in-office injection begins working within the first 5 hours and delivers up to a full month of relief. Please visit this page to find out more.

If your dog exhibits any of the following behaviors, he or she may need medical treatment. Please schedule an exam with one of our veterinarians to determine if Apoquel is right for your dog:

  • Excessive licking, chewing, biting, or scratching
  • Excessive rolling, rubbing, or scooting
  • Foot chewing
  • Hair loss
  • Recurrent ear problems
  • Changes in the skin, like sores or darkened colors
  • Redness of the skin
  • Body Odor

Please contact us today to discuss Cytopoint or Apoquel as a possible treatment to relieve your pet’s itchiness.