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IF YOUR DOG HAS ALLERGIC ITCH, YOUR VETERINARIAN CAN HELP!
For many years, steroids or antihistamines were the only treatment for allergic dog itch. However, treating with these types of therapies also meant dealing with certain unpleasant side effects.
Antihistamines, for instance, can cause drowsiness, panting, and trembling.2 They also have been shown to have little or no benefit in treating skin allergies in most dogs because they don't get to the underlying cause of itch.3 Steroids can cause increased urination, drinking, and weight gain as well as behavior changes, such as aggression.4,5 In addition to these physical signs that cause suffering for you and your pet, these side effects can be emotionally taxing and even impact you financially --with additional veterinary visits, medicines, and even the cost of cleaning soiled carpets or furniture due to “accidents.”6
Today there are treatments designed specifically for dogs to help relieve itch and the desire to scratch, while also targeting inflammation, redness or swelling of the skin.7 Ask your veterinarian about effective treatment for allergic dog itch, including daily oral tablets and an injectable that can provide relief that lasts 4 to 8 weeks.