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What is the best shampoo for dogs with alopecia to relieve

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What is the best shampoo for dogs with alopecia to relieve the itching. Also don"t like my dog to be on Prednisone are there other options?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Candy replied 7 years ago.

Hello and Thank You for contacting JustAnswer
I am sorry to hear your baby is having trouble.


One of the best and by far the most effective products I have seen for itchy skin and hair loss is a product called Atopica.This is often given daily for 30 days then tapered off to 2-4 times a week.This is steroid free


Dermal soothe is a great anti itch shampoo that can be purchased on line or at some pet stores. Aloe and oatmeal is helpful for some dogs

Resi-cort is a leave on conditioner that I use personally on my dog and would panic if I ever ran out.If your vet does not carry this you can purchase online



I would speak to your vat about trying the atopica and purchasing the resi cort


I hope this as been helpful, please reply back if you have additional questions or concerns





Edited by Candy on 6/7/2010 at 1:49 AM EST
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