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Commentary by Dr. DeForge

Free Skin Examination
Stop the Itch!

Sept-Oct 2017
The cause of the “itch” in dogs is multi-centered.

  • Seasonal Allergy
  • Flea Allergy
  • Food Allergy
  • Skin Infections
  • Fungal Infection
  • Mites
  • Autoimmune Disease

Immunotherapy with Cytopoint Injectable is an exciting alternative treatment for the truly atopic allergy dog.

Dr. DeForge is offering a special offer.

Your complete dermatological exam will be free in September and October of 2017.

If there are tests that need to be run to differentiate what type of skin problem is causing “the itch” …..estimates will be provided.

Take advantage of this FREE FALL ALLERGY EXAM and let Dr. DeForge STOP THE ITCH.

Dr. Don DeForge
Medical Director
Milford Veterinary Hospital and
Silver Sands Veterinary Urgent Care.
We are located just across the street from Dan Perkins Subaru in Milford at the cut-off of Bridgeport Av. and the Boston Post Rd.
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For dogs with atopic dermatitis: CYTOPOINT™ offers 4 to 8 weeks of relief with a single in-office injection, helping to improve the quality of life for dogs and their families.

Targets and neutralizes interleukin (IL)-31, a key itch-inducing cytokine in atopic dermatitis!
Begins working within 1 day and delivers 4 to 8 weeks of relief from the clinical signs of atopic dermatitis!
Safe for dogs of all ages, even those with concomitant diseases, and can be used with many common medications

Indication: CYTOPOINT aids in the reduction of clinical signs associated with atopic dermatitis in dogs.

Dr. DeForge suggests that you schedule an appointment today for a Cytopoint Injection. Your dog shows sign of allergy and atopic dermatitis. This injection helps dogs with:

  • Chronic Itching from Allergy*
  • Chronic Anal Sacculitis and Chronic Allergy Mediated Otitis
  • Patients on RAST Hyposensitization

*Dr. DeForge in new patients must complete a thorough dermatological exam and complete necessary testing to be sure that atopic allergy dermatitis is the cause of the itchiness present. If you are under the treatment of a dermatologist please call your dermatologist before scheduling this injection. This is not a hyposensitization program but a way of controlling the itching until a patient’s allergies are under control.

This treatment has been used by animal allergists and found effective in the control of the itching in dogs with atopic-allergy dermatitis with minimal side effects reported at this time.

Call 203-877-3221 for an appointment as soon as possible and stop the itch!!!

CYTOPOINT™ is effective, even in challenging cases of atopic dermatitis


Veterinarian: Dr Kimberly Coyner, Dermatology Clinic for Animals, Tacoma, WA

Coco had received many different treatments, all unsuccessful

Presentation and history
Coco had a long history of chronic atopic dermatitis. Treatments with corticosteroids, cyclosporine, oclacitinib, allergen-specific immunotherapy and a home-cooked hypoallergenic diet had failed.

Owner’s perspective
Coco’s owners reported feeling helpless because so many treatments had failed to give Coco relief. Coco’s scratching would sometimes wake them at night.

“He was scratching all the time. He had lost all his hair, his skin was black, he smelled awful all the time, and his skin was even sweating. He wasn’t playful any more, and always looked so sad.”
— Clair Rice, 12/9/15

Coco was scratch-free within a day or two

Treatment decision
Dr Coyner opted to treat Coco’s refractory itch with CYTOPOINT.

Treatment result
Approximately 7 weeks after the first CYTOPOINT injection, Dr Coyner saw Coco for a recheck and a second injection. The owners reported seeing results almost immediately after the first injection—“Within a day or two, he was scratch-free,” they said. “His hair has now grown back…his skin is not black like it used to be.” Dr Coyner stated that CYTOPOINT is “a miracle for Coco.”– 12/12/15

“He is back to being his playful self. He is like a new dog and we enjoy having him around us again.”
— Clair Rice, 12/9/15