Ask the SkinVet

Can Atopica be used only part of the year when the dog has the worst symptoms, and then started up again when symptoms flare up? —Susan M., Orchard Park, NY
Frequently Asked Questions

Dear Susan,

Yes, Atopica® can be used seasonally. If you have a good idea when the signs are expected to return, based on history, you might talk to your veterinarian about starting it 3 to 4 weeks prior to then.

Wishing comfortable skin for dog,
The SkinVet, Jon D. Plant, DVM, DACVD
Board-certified veterinary dermatologist
SkinVet® Clinic, PLLC Lake Oswego, OR

Dr. Plant's answers in "Ask the SkinVet" are made without the benefit of a physical examination. Treatment should not be based on these answers only after an examination by a qualified veterinary professional. For more information, see the web site of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology.