Prescribed for Over 10 Million Dogs and Counting

Apoquel stops allergic itch right at the source.

All dogs itch sometimes, but when you notice it happening more and more, it could be a sign of a medical condition.

  • Apoquel starts relieving allergic dog itch and inflammation within 4 hours — and controls it within 24 hours.1,2
  • The #1 prescribed medicine for allergic itch in dogs.3
  • Can be used for long-term maintenance or short-term therapy in dogs 12 months of age and older.4,5

Prepare for your dog’s vet visit, and get their itching under control.

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Fast Acting and Safe Itch Relief For Your Pup

If your dog is scratching, licking, or chewing like crazy, you want to provide fast, effective relief. Apoquel starts relieving allergic dog itch within 4 hours — and controls it within 24 hours.1,2

Apoquel is given twice daily, for up to 14 days, and then once daily for maintenance therapy. Speak to your vet for the right dosage and course of treatment.

How Is Apoquel Different Than Other Treatments?

You may have tried other treatments to relieve your dog’s allergic itch. Getting your dog the right treatment early on can help quickly relieve their symptoms and avoid the costs associated with treatments that just don’t do the trick.

Learn how Apoquel is different from other treatments.

Identifying Allergic Itch in Your Dog

While an occasional itch is common for dogs, frequent scratching or excessive chewing could be symptoms of a skin condition that needs medical treatment.

There are a variety of underlying causes to allergic itch. But when treated early, these can be managed and restore your dog’s comfort and happiness.

Common Signs
  • Frequent scratching, licking, biting, or chewing
  • Excessive rolling, rubbing, or scooting
  • Recurrent ear problems: head shaking, ear discharge, or scratching at ears
  • Hair loss, body odor, or skin changes: rash, redness, greasy skin, or scabs
Common Causes
  • Food allergy
  • Environmental allergens: pollen, dust mites, and mold
  • Contact allergens: household cleaners, shampoos, plants, and insecticides
  • Flea allergy

Apoquel Success Stories

Prescribed for over 10 million dogs and #1 in pet owner and vet satisfaction*6,7,8

“This stuff [Apoquel] is amazing! She slept through the night and I slept through the night. She was not chewing and scratching as much, and her energy level was coming back.”

Tony & Bijou

    “Within a week of starting [Apoquel], he had his cone off and he looked like a normal dog, which was amazing when for the last 2 years we’d watch him steadily decrease in health every day.”

    Ashley & Captain

      “I gave her the first dose [of Apoquel] at night. She did not scratch or itch at all that night. Nani now can sleep at night, go outside, and play. She has a better quality of life.”

      Leisa & Nani

        “Within the first couple of days [after starting Apoquel], she was a completely different dog. She had done a complete 180 degrees with her personality and her energy level."

        Dani & Molly

          “This stuff [Apoquel] is amazing! She slept through the night and I slept through the night. She was not chewing and scratching as much, and her energy level was coming back.”

          Tony & Bijou

            “Within a week of starting [Apoquel], he had his cone off and he looked like a normal dog, which was amazing when for the last 2 years we’d watch him steadily decrease in health every day.”

            Ashley & Captain

              “I gave her the first dose [of Apoquel] at night. She did not scratch or itch at all that night. Nani now can sleep at night, go outside, and play. She has a better quality of life.”

              Leisa & Nani

                “Within the first couple of days [after starting Apoquel], she was a completely different dog. She had done a complete 180 degrees with her personality and her energy level."

                Dani & Molly

                  “This stuff [Apoquel] is amazing! She slept through the night and I slept through the night. She was not chewing and scratching as much, and her energy level was coming back.”

                  Tony & Bijou

                    “Within a week of starting [Apoquel], he had his cone off and he looked like a normal dog, which was amazing when for the last 2 years we’d watch him steadily decrease in health every day.”

                    Ashley & Captain

                      “I gave her the first dose [of Apoquel] at night. She did not scratch or itch at all that night. Nani now can sleep at night, go outside, and play. She has a better quality of life.”

                      Leisa & Nani

                        Prepping For Your Vet Visit

                        While allergic itch may be a new term to you, it's actually a treatable condition that affects many dogs. That’s why working with your vet early on is important, since they’ll be able to prescribe treatment to quickly alleviate your dog’s symptoms. 

                        Questions your vet may ask:
                        • Does the itching happen often? Is it becoming more regular?
                        • On what part of the body does your dog scratch most?
                        • Is there a seasonal pattern? How long does it last? Does it last longer than when you first noticed it?
                        • Does it happen when your dog goes outdoors?
                        • Is it becoming more severe?
                        • Does the itch interrupt normal activities like eating, walking outdoors, playing, or sleeping?

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                        Frequently Asked Questions

                        IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Do not use Apoquel in dogs less than 12 months of age or those with serious infections. Apoquel may increase the chances of developing serious infections, and may cause existing parasitic skin infestations or pre-existing cancers to get worse. Consider the risks and benefits of treatment in dogs with a history of recurrence of these conditions. New neoplastic conditions (benign and malignant) were observed in clinical studies and post-approval. Apoquel has not been tested in dogs receiving some medications including some commonly used to treat skin conditions such as corticosteroids and cyclosporines. Do not use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs. Most common side effects are vomiting and diarrhea. Apoquel has been used safely with many common medications including parasiticides, antibiotics and vaccines. See full Prescribing Information.

                        INDICATIONS: Control of pruritus (itching) associated with allergic dermatitis and control of atopic dermatitis in dogs at least 12 months of age.

                        *Based on survey data from veterinarians (n=250) and pet owners (n=150).

                        References:

                        1. Gadeyne C, Little P, King VL, Edwards N, Davis K, Stegemann MR. Efficacy of oclacitinib (Apoquel®) compared with prednisolone for the control of pruritus and clinical signs associated with allergic dermatitis in client-owned dogs in Australia. Vet Dermatol. 2014;25(6):512-518, e86. doi: 10.1111/vde.12166.
                        2. Cosgrove SB, Wren JA, Cleaver DM, et al. Efficacy and safety of oclacitinib for the control of pruritus and associated skin lesions in dogs with canine allergic dermatitis. Vet Dermatol. 2013;24(5):479-e114. doi: 10.1111/vde.12047.
                        3. Data on file, Zoetis 2019, Zoetis Services LLC.
                        4. Cosgrove SB, Cleaver DM, King VL, et al. Long-term compassionate use of oclacitinib in dogs with atopic and allergic skin disease: safety, efficacy and quality of life. Vet Dermatol. 2015;26(3):171-179, e35.5
                        5. Cosgrove SB, Wren JA, Cleaver DM, et al. A blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of the efficacy and safety of the Janus kinase inhibitor oclacitinib (Apoquel®) in client-owned dogs with atopic dermatitis. Vet Dermatol. 2013;24(6):587-e142.
                        6. Data on file, Zoetis 2021, Zoetis Services LLC.
                        7. Data on file, APOQUEL/CYTOPOINT Pet Tracker Wave 6, 2019, Zoetis Inc.
                        8. Data on file, APOQUEL/CYTOPOINT Vet Tracker Wave 11, 2018, Zoetis Inc.
                        9. Hsiao Y-H, Chen C, Willemse T. Effects of cetirizine in dogs with chronic atopic dermatitis: a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trail. J Vet Sci. 2016;17(4):549-553.
                        10. Marsella R, Sousa CA, Gonzalez AJ, Fadok VA. Current understanding of the pathophysiologic mechanisms of canine atopic dermatitis. JAVMA. 2012;241(2):194-207.
                        11. Olivry T, DeBoer DJ, Favrot C, et al; for the International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals. Treatment of canine atopic dermatitis: 2015 updated guidelines from the International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals (ICADA). BMC Vet Med Assoc. 2015;241(2):194-207.
                        12. Data on file, A Five-Year Post-Approval Safety Review for APOQUEL® in the US (May 2013 to August 2018), Zoetis Inc.

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