Atopic Dermatitis

By September 7, 2018Uncategorized

Having an itch you can’t scratch is the worst! Imagine your pet suffering in silence because they are unable to tell you where and why they are so itchy.

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic skin disease that is often associated with allergies, this in turn can result in your pet excessively itching, rubbing and licking around their face, paws, eyes and/or underarms. Often at times the areas your pet may be reacting to may be hot to the touch, have hair loss or the skin may even seem red and irritated. These allergic reactions can be from various household items or environmental substances such as grass, spores, air borne pollens; foods and even medications.

Treatment is dependent on what your pet may be allergic to. For example, if your veterinarian finds your pet may be allergic to a specific ingredient in their food they may instruct you to avoid any of those ingredients or ingredient derivatives in your pet’s food to prevent your pet from any further allergic flare ups that may occur. Other treatment options are immunosuppressants such as corticosteroids, injectable or oral medications, or allergy therapy drops that may help control or alleviate your pet from his or her excessive itching, scratching, and licking.  Topical medications such as shampoos, anti- itch sprays, and ointments can also be given to help alleviate the symptoms your pet may be experiencing due to their allergies.

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