My Pet Itches

Skin Conditions

Other Therapies


A medicated or non-medicated shampoo may be part of your pet's treatment plan, depending on the diagnosis.

Medicated shampoos can be used to control bacteria, yeast, and fungus. In treating environmental allergies they can help by removing the allergens as well as improving the skin barrier. They also can be used to eliminate parasites such as fleas, ticks, mites and mange.

The shampoo may be only a part of your pet's treatment plan, but it's important to follow your veterinarian's instructions for the best possible outcome.


Your veterinarian may include supplements such as fatty acids or multivitamins as part of your pet's treatment plan.


Depending on the diagnosis, your veterinarian may take a closer look at your pet's diet. Make sure you're honest with your veterinarian about your pet's diet, including table scraps and secret treats.

Your veterinarian may make very specific food recommendations as part of your pet's treatment plan, especially if your pet has a food allergy.


Topicals are ointments, creams, sprays, and spot-ons that are applied to the skin or ears. These might deliver an antibiotic, anti-itch, anti-inflammation or anti-parasitic action. Some topicals perform more than one job. For example, a cream may relieve itching and provide anti-bacterial action. Topicals are often prescribed in combination with other medications or therapies.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: People with known hypersensitivity to penicillin or cephalosporins should avoid exposure to CONVENIA. Do not use in dogs or cats with a history of allergic reactions to penicillins or cephalosporins. Side effects for both dogs and cats include vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite/anorexia and lethargy. For more information, please refer to the Full Prescribing Information.