AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Austin area dog owners can now effectively address allergic skin conditions with Apoquel, from Zoetis, reports Dessau Vet Clinic. “Hot spots” and bacterial infections from itching due to allergic skin reactions are a frequent occurrence in dogs. Apoquel can now be used for dogs with allergic dermatitis and canine pruritus and start reducing itching and licking of affected areas in as little as four hours. A checkup with a North Austin veterinarian and allergy testing can help pet owners determine the best course of treatment for dogs displaying allergy symptoms such as intense itching and licking.
A skin reaction can result from an allergy to an insect or flea bite, pollen, food, or products such as shampoo. Dogs can develop red and moist areas or “hot spots” with continued scratching with an increased likelihood of receiving a bacterial infection from constantly licking and scratching the affected area. Allergy testing can assist with proper diagnosis and treatment. In addition to antihistamines and corticosteroids, Dessau Vet Clinic can offer the new drug, Apoquel, for dogs experiencing allergic dermatitis and other skin conditions.
Apoquel provides safe and fast-acting treatment for dogs experiencing allergic dermatitis and acute and chronic canine pruritus. Dogs with allergic dermatitis and atopic dermatitis must be 12 months of age or older to be candidates for the new drug. Apoquel inhibits the activity of cytokines that are involved with the inflammation and itch due to allergic skin conditions. Dogs begin to experience relief in four hours and Apoquel controls itch within 24 hours. Apoquel can be used over the long-term and can be used in cases of dogs taking common medications. Pet owners need to check with their veterinarian to see if their dog is a candidate for Apoquel.
“Responsible and caring pet owners want their dogs to feel good,” said Kellee Campbell, DVM. “Our experienced veterinarians help determine the best course of treatment for dogs with allergic dermatitis and canine pruritus. Apoquel is a new drug that can be used to effectively reduce itching in dogs and allow raw, reddened and broken skin to heal. Local pet owners are invited to contact us to find out if their dog is a candidate for Apoquel.”
Dr. Kellee Campbell and Dr. Susan Waage of Dessau Vet Clinic serve Austin area pets and owners in and around North Austin and Pflugerville since 1985. Their dedicated team offers pets and their owners compassionate and high-quality veterinary care. Pet owners can select from veterinary services including wellness exams, vaccinations, dental care services, emergency veterinary services, spay and neuter services, boarding and grooming.
Call (512) 339-3177 to learn more about pet skin allergy treatment with Apoquel or visit http://dessauvetclinic.com/ for additional information on their veterinary services.
Dessau Vet Clinic, (512) 339-3177
Source:Dessau Veterinary Clinic