When Your Dog Suffers, It Affects The Whole Family

A young boy is being licked on the nose by a brown and white small dog, a Jack Russell.

Having a persistent itch can be incredibly frustrating for us as humans, and our dogs are no different. Whilst it is completely normal for dogs to scratch from time to time, there are conditions that can cause your furbaby to become unbearably itchy all the time. If your pet experiences one of these conditions, life can become pretty unbearable very quickly – both for them and you. Unfortunately, itch-triggering conditions are very common, and we see countless pets each year who are suffering unnecessarily from chronic itching. We say unnecessarily because we have a solution that can help – Cytopoint® .

Causes of persistent itching in dogs

There is a range of different things that can cause your pet to be persistently itchy. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Parasites such as fleas and ticks
  • Food allergies
  • Flea allergy dermatitis
  • Environmental allergies
  • Dry skin
  • Anxiety
  • Fungal or bacterial skin infection
  • Reaction to medication

Whilst determining the cause of the itch means that the underlying trigger can be effectively treated, Cytopoint®  can help control the trigger to itch, providing immediate relief from the constant need to scratch. This can be beneficial for both your pet and your family. Here’s how.

Better sleep

Severe itching can disrupt sleep for your dog and the rest of your household. Your furbaby may be unable to relax and sleep due to the intense desire to scratch, whilst the sound of them doing so could keep you and your family awake. Unfortunately, poor sleep quality can have a number of consequences, particularly for us humans. Irritability, inability to concentrate, brain fog, low mood and more are all typical effects of sleep deprivation. Less itching means more sleep for everyone involved, and this can make your home a much nicer place to be.

Eliminate the risk of infection

Persistent scratching can cause wounds to open up in the skin, and this puts your pet at risk of developing a secondary infection as a result of their itching. Any infections can require antibiotics and care to get them to heal. However, by getting the itch under control, you can minimize and even eliminate the risk of your pet developing an infection.

Happier interactions

If your dog is feeling very itchy, and especially if their skin has become sore due to persistently scratching it, they may not be feeling much like playing. In fact, some canines will become very withdrawn, seem anxious and even depressed. No loving owners like to see their pets miserable, and their low mood can severely impact on the happiness in your family home.

Minimal disruptions to your life

When your pet is suffering, you will want to do everything that you can to help them. This can mean making sacrifices so that you can be there for your dog when they need you most. You may end up canceling plans such as dinners with friends or trips to the gym, spending a great deal of time trying to help your pet and even working from home if it makes things a little easier for your pet. You may also spend a significant amount of money on anti-itch solutions that aren’t successful. When you choose Cytopoint® , you can be certain to get the itch under control for your pet quickly and with minimal disruption to your life.

What is Cytopoint® ?

Cytopoint®  is an injectable treatment that is designed to get your dog’s itching under control for between four and eight weeks at a time. Better still, it starts working in under 24 hours, meaning that your dog’s discomfort is alleviated extremely quickly, and everyone can start to enjoy a better quality of life right away!

If you think that your dog would benefit from Cytopoint® injections, please get in touch with our team who will be happy to assess your canine companion and get them the help needed to relieve that itch! Contact our animal hospital today.