What is Cytopoint?
Cytopoint is an innovative new therapy that targets itch at its source to help relieve the signs of atopic dermatitis in dogs for a month or longer with a single injection. Cytopoint is a prescribed injection that can help reduce scratching, chewing, licking and biting at the skin.
To learn more about Allergic Dermatis: http://blog.animal-medical-clinic.com/allergic-dermatitis/
How long will one injection of Cytopoint last?
One cytopoint injection helps control itch for 4 to 8 weeks. That means your dog may be able to go as long as 8 weeks between injections. Every dog is different, so your veterinarian will help, will monitor your dogs during treatment.
How will you know it is time for another Cytopoint injection?
Your veterinarian may have already scheduled a return appointment about 4 weeks after the initial injections. If you don’t have a return appointment, your veterinarian may ask you to call when you notice your dog is scratching again. If this is the case, monitor your dog’s behavior daily and be sure to call for an appointment as soon as you see your dog scratching.
Monitor your dog’s itch by using this tracking system: http://www.cytopoint4dogs.com/trackitchrelief.aspx
How long will my dog need Cytopoint treatment?
Some dogs have year-round disease and may need continuous treatment. Whereas, other dogs may only need treatment when itch flares up (for example, during allergy season). You and your veterinarian should decide together what is best for your dog’s specific situation.
Call us today to schedule an appointment for your dog’s first injection!