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Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2019 Jan;49(1):9-26. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2018.08.002. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

Therapies in Canine Atopic Dermatitis: An Update.

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Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, 2015 Southwest 16th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA. Electronic address:


Canine atopic dermatitis (AD) is one of the most common inflammatory skin diseases in dogs. The pathogenesis is complex and not completely understood. Many therapeutic options are available; however, because of cost, side effects, or a long lag phase, new compounds are constantly produced. This article provides a comprehensive review of the latest compounds for the treatment of canine AD. In addition, a brief review of new studies on conventional medications is provided. For a successful long-term therapeutic approach, it is important to considerate the status of the disease, as well as the patients' and their owners' needs.


Atopic dermatitis; Dog; Review; Therapy


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