ALLERGIC ITCH TREATMENTS FOR DOGS

If your dog has allergic itch, there’s good news. There are treatments that offer fast, effective allergic itch relief, including a once-a-day pill and a long-lasting injection given in your vet’s office. Unlike home remedies, they do more than provide temporary relief. Ask your vet if one is right for you and your dog.

ONCE-A-DAY PILL FOR YOUR DOG’S ALLERGIC ITCH

  • For fast, effective relief of allergic itch
  • Once-daily pill you give to your dog
  • Can be used long term for maintenance therapy or short term1,2
  • Not an antihistamine or steroid
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LONG-LASTING INJECTION FOR YOUR DOG’S ALLERGIC ITCH

  • For long-term control of allergic itch
  • Injection given by your veterinarian
  • An alternative for dogs that don’t like pills
  • One injection starts controlling allergic itch for 4 to 8 weeks*3
  • Not an antihistamine or steroid
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*Repeat administration every 4 to 8 weeks as needed in the individual patient.3

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OTHER TREATMENTS

You may have tried other treatments to relieve your dog’s allergic itch. Getting your dog the right treatment early on can help quickly relieve their symptoms and avoid the costs associated with treatments that just don’t do the trick.

ANTIHISTAMINES

  • Can relieve allergies in humans but are often not effective at reducing allergic itch in dogs4,5
  • Can put your dog at risk for progression of allergic itch and secondary skin infection, because they don’t treat the underlying cause and the itch continues
  • Offer little or no benefit in treating flare-ups in a majority of dogs with allergic itch6

STEROIDS

  • May offer relief but may not be a good option if your dog requires long-term treatment. 50% of dog owners report side effects with steroids7
  • Can cause side effects such as excessive drinking and urinating, increased appetite, and behavior changes, such as increased anxiety, even when used short term8,9

HOME TREATMENTS

  • Oatmeal baths, lotions, or over-the-counter topical medicines may provide some temporary relief but don’t get to the underlying cause of allergic itch
  • Grain-free diets are unlikely to help most dogs with allergic itch. Only a small proportion (15-20%) of dogs with allergic skin disease have a food allergy, and protein sources like beef, chicken, and dairy products – not grain – are the most common food allergies in dogs10,11

TREAT YOUR DOG’S ALLERGIC ITCH

If you’re ready to take charge of your dog’s allergic itch, ask your vet if one of these prescription treatments is right for you and your dog:

 

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