Many of us are extremely aware of our own allergies and their symptoms this time of year. But have you thought about your dog’s, too? Atopic dermatitis is a chronic skin disease related to allergies, and many dogs suffer from it. For pets with atopic dermatitis, contact with environmental allergens—like dust, mold or pollen—causes continually itchy skin.
Skin problems are difficult to manage in dogs. Since we can’t watch our pets constantly, it’s very common for itchy dogs to scratch too much, which leads to even more inflammation and discomfort. Some even break open their skin, which can lead to infections.
If your dog scratches, licks or rubs around his face, paws and underarms and never seems to let up, he may benefit from Zoetis’s new Canine Atopic Dermatitis Immunotherapeutic. The injection works within a day of being administered and provides relief from itching for an entire month. Plus, it’s safe for dogs of all ages and can be used in conjunction with most common canine medications, including antihistamines and antibiotics.
We’re excited to provide this new treatment to your itchy dogs. If you’d like to learn more about Zoetis’s Canine Atopic Dermatitis Immunotherapeutic, contact Littleton Veterinary Clinic today!