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An Itchy Dog’s Journey

An Itchy Dog’s Journey

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Bodie, a 3-year-old Golden Retriever and one of the millions of dogs suffering from allergic itch, recently saw his veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment. His journey with itch, however, is just beginning. Dogs with atopic dermatitis (allergy to environmental triggers) and their families face a lifelong challenge of managing the ups and downs of itch. […]

Calling All Itchy Pets: August is Itchy Pet Awareness Month!

Calling All Itchy Pets: August is Itchy Pet Awareness Month!

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In 2019, Zoetis Petcare launched Itchy Pet Awareness Month, recognized each year in August, in order to help bring awareness to the millions of pets with skin disease and to provide resources for pet owners and veterinarians to identify and manage pet itch. Skin allergy is consistently among the top reasons that pets visit the […]

The Itchy Dog, Part 3: Taking the Stress Out of Fall Allergies

The Itchy Dog, Part 3: Taking the Stress Out of Fall Allergies

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The joy of fall! he sun rises a little later and sets a little earlier, temperatures start to drop, and the ragweed pollen counts skyrocket. As people and pets spend time outdoors together, dogs are exposed to environmental allergens. Fall allergies to environmental allergens lead to itchy skin, a condition called atopic dermatitis. The uncomfortable […]

The Itchy Dog, Part 2: The Roller Coaster of Emotion

The Itchy Dog, Part 2: The Roller Coaster of Emotion

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Itch can erode the bond between you and your dog. Itchy dogs are often up at night scratching and preventing others in the house from sleeping, or are banished to separate rooms of the house because their skin smells bad. This can make you desperate to try anything for relief from the itch and skin […]

The Itchy Dog, Part 1: Your Questions Answered

The Itchy Dog, Part 1: Your Questions Answered

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You are not alone if your dog is itchy with skin or ear problems. Itch is the number one reason pet owners seek help from a veterinarian.1 In fact, 7.5 million dogs were treated by veterinarians last year for skin and ear problems.2 We know skin disease can decrease quality of life for a pet […]