All dogs itch. Even us humans itch. But, is your dog itching a lot? Is it getting annoying? Can you tell your dog is uncomfortable and can’t get relief from itching? Is your dog’s skin possibly getting damaged due to itching and scratching?
For dogs that itch because of allergies, the 4 most common reasons are:
- Environmental allergens (grass, etc.)
- Skin contact with allergens (shampoos, etc.)
We have tests that can delineate exactly which allergy your dog has. We will then recommend the best treatment protocol for that specific allergy.
Some symptoms your dog may need to be tested are:
- Excessive scratching
- Hair loss
- Recurrent ear problems
- Redness of the skin
- Body odor
- Foot chewing
- Excessive rolling
- Excessive scooting or rubbing
- Excessive chewing, licking, biting
At Day & Evening Pet Hospital, we do approve of APOQUEL® as a treatment for your dog with allergies. It works at the source of the allergic itch to give your dog fast relief, regardless of the type of allergy. APOQUEL® is safe for even longterm use. With APOQUEL® your dog is less likely to suffer from the kinds of side effects often seen with steroids. You can learn more about APOQUEL® here.
Help give your dog the relief he or she needs. We are here to help them ensure they get it!