There is no cure for atopic dermatitis, but there are many treatment options. Gandy Animal Hospital, Inc. will discuss treatment options and what combination of treatments could work for your dog. Yet there is only one drug that treats the problem at a cellular level rather than masking the symptoms and without the long-term side effects of steroids. Treating your dog with ATOPICA® (Cyclosporine capsules, USP) MODIFIED can end the itching and restore the simple joy of comfort to your dog.
*ATOPICA Freedom of Information Summary, NADA 141-218, 2003.
**Carlotti D. Long Term Management of Canine Atopic Dermatitis, WSAVA Proceedings World Small Animal Veterinary Association World Congress, Vancouver 2001.
***Greene S. Atopic Dermatitis in the Dog. International Association of Canine Professionals, //www.dogpro.org/articles//.
May 21, 2004.
As you and your vet decide on a course of treatment, here are some questions to ask:
Are there any side effects to watch for?
Does the treatment contain steroids?
How often should I administer the treatment?
How soon will I start seeing results?
How effective is the treatment in controlling atopic dermatitis?
What are the advantages of this treatment over other options?
Do I need to monitor any clinical signs after treatment begins?
Has the product been proven safe in dogs?
How often do I need to come back for you to monitor my dog?