Apoquel: a new drug for dogs with allergic dermatitis

By Jon Plant, DVM, DACVD

If you are a pet owner who would like to learn more about Apoquel (oclacitinib), here are some resources to check out:

1. Apoquel: will it live up to expectations?

2. Apoquel safety: how Apoquel is like fine wine – Part 1

3. Apoquel safety: how Apoquel is like fine wine – Part 2

4. Zoetis’s Pet Owner Brochure for Apoquel

Picture1As a practicing veterinary dermatologist, I feel fortunate to have a new drug at our disposal that works so well. But, it is a drug that needs to be used correctly and under close veterinary supervision.  Contact your primary care veterinarian or find a board-certified veterinary dermatologist at http://www.acvd.org who can determine whether Apoquel is right for your dog.  It is not approved for dogs under 12 months nor for cats.