A New & Safe Treatment to Finally Scratch that Itch of Atopic Dermatitis in Dogs
By The Veterinarians at Porte Veterinary Hospital in Campbell, CA
Is Your Dog Itchy, Scratching, Licking or Biting at Skin, Chewing on Paws, or Suffering From Hot Spots?
Trying to manage an itchy dog can be frustrating for pet parents and downright miserable for the dogs.
If your dog has been diagnosed with Atopic Dermatitis, we have some good news for both of you.
A new, innovative, and safe product called Cytopoint is now available here at Porte Veterinary. This new product is different from anything we’ve prescribed in the past and we are thrilled to report we are seeing fantastic results.
Another important benefit; one injection can provide relief for 4 to 8 weeks.
While pet parents have reported varying degrees of relief for their dogs’ atopic dermatitis from treatments including antihistamines, steroids, special shampoo, restrictive home-cooked diets, allergen specific immunotherapy – allergy shots, and the relatively new drug, Apoquel, we believe Cytopoint is superior because it:
- Works fast
- Lasts for a long time (four to eight weeks)
- Is safe for just about any dog (even those with other medical conditions) and Cytopoint has no contraindications with other drugs or medications.
Exeland had been dealing with atopic dermatitis for nine years and his veterinarian was running out of options. To complicate matters, Exeland had recently developed a different – non-related – disease. While he was being treated for the new disease, the atopic dermatitis medications used in the past were no longer safe for him. Luckily, his veterinarian prescribed Cytopoint. Since Cytopoint is not a pharmaceutical, but rather a biological, it works by mimicking your dog’s natural immune functions and interrupts the itch signal before the signal reaches the brain, it was safe and effective for Exeland.
Here is Exeland’s Story:
Are you wondering if your dog is a good candidate for Cytopoint treatment? Please give us a call at 408-374-6114 to discuss the specifics and schedule an appointment with one of the veterinarians here at Porte Vet.
Because every dog experiences varied levels of relief during the 4 to 8 week period following the injection, please be sure to download and print a free Itch Tracker for each of your dogs.
We believe you know your dog best. Thus, based on your observations of your dog’s behavior, place a dot on the chart to indicate the level of itchy-ness and discomfort your dog is exhibiting during the allotted time-frame. The Itch Tracker uses a scale of 0 to 100. A score of 100 represents an extremely itchy and uncomfortable dog, whereas the lower numbers indicate a less itchy, more comfortable, and generally happier dog.
It’s free and easy to use. Simply click through the link below, click on the image of the chart, download, and print.Print Here
Be sure to bring the chart with you for the next appointment. Together, we’ll connect the dots. This will help all of us to better understand:
- How long (post injection) it took for your dog to show varying levels of relief.
- How long (post injection) the relief lasted before your dog needed another injection.
At only 3-years old, this once playful Golden Retriever was so miserable and exhausted from the constant scratching and biting that her personality changed. After Cytopoint, Sophie’s family was thrilled to see their dog’s sweet and playful personality reemerge as Sophie began to feel better.
Here is Sophie’s story:
Would you like more information about Cytopoint? Click here!
Here is more information about atopic dermatitis in dogs.
This blog article is for general pet education purposes only and not intended to replace pet owner responsibility to seek care from a licensed veterinarian. Only a licensed veterinarian can legally diagnose any medical condition including Canine Atopic Dermatitis. Please schedule an appointment with your veterinarian if you believe your dog has any of the above mentioned symptoms.