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Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic Blog

Too Much of a Good Thing: Hormone and Immune-Mediated Skin Problems in Pets

skin problems in petsAnyone with a basic understanding of physiology knows that the immune and endocrine (hormone) systems are essential for normal body function. These two systems are carefully regulated by the body, and if not regulated properly, skin or internal disease can develop and  lead to trouble.

At the Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic, hormone and immune-mediated skin problems in pets make up a reasonable part of our practice. Luckily, if these issues plague your pet, we know just what to do.

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Battle of the Dermatology Titans: Differences Between Atopica, Apoquel, and Cytopoint

Allergies are never fun for anyone. When it comes to animals with allergies, there is no magic solution that works for every pet. Oftentimes, managing allergy problems can require a bit of trial and error to find out what works, and there are a variety of medications and products we may recommend.

Sometimes systemic medications are the foundation of successful management of itchiness, one of the most common allergy symptoms. Three of the more frequently used medications that we reach for at the Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic may give the same end result, but the differences between Atopica, Apoquel, and Cytopoint are quite dramatic.

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