All dogs get to itching from time to time. It’s important to know when that itch is a medical situation or just “an itch.”
Only a vet can determine if an itchy dog has is having an allergic reaction to something. It is also possible an itch can be from a parasite or infection. However, only a vet can tell you for sure. For these reasons alone, it really is important to know what a constant itch is coming from–it’s important to find the source of the problem.
Bring your dog to us if you see any of the following:
- Foot chewing
- Hair loss
- Changes in skin areas such as sores or darkened spots
- Redness of skin
- Excessive licking, chewing, biting or scratching
- Excessive rolling
- Excessive rubbing
There are definitely at-home remedies you can “google” to help relieve some of the above conditions. However, they may not get to the real source of the problem and may only give short-term relief.
At Day and Evening Pet Hospital, we love Apoquel® for allergic reaction type-itching. It gets to the source.
Unlike other medications for allergies, Apoquel® is not a steroid and therefore doesn’t have the same type of side effects steroids can give. (In fact, Apoquel® has close to zero side effects.) It also means it’s good for long-term use, where steroids are not.
Apoquel® reduces itching and decreases inflammation giving your dog real relief.
If your dog is experiencing any of the above listed reactions, please schedule an appointment with us. Let us help you discover the source of your dog’s annoying, itchy pain! Please call us at 727-785-7200.