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.

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Jon Plant, DVM, is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, founder of SkinVet Clinic and developer of RESPIT, regionally-specific immunotheray for atopic dermatitis of dogs and cats. He is a member of the International Committee on Atopic Diseases of Animals, the past President of the Portland Veterinary Medical Association and the Dermatology Section Editor of the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association.

One thought on “Apoquel: a new drug for dogs with allergic dermatitis”

  1. This drug is the saving grace for my bulldog and his skin allergies… I just have a problem finding a well stocked supplier… my dermatologist has problems getting the tablets from the manufacturer..

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