My five-year-old Beagle is suffering from atopic dermatitis. Please advise me on its cure?

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Atopic dermatitis (also commonly called atopy) is an allergy to substances (allergens) from the environment and often is a diagnosis of exclusion. Atopic dermatitis cannot be cured, so efforts should be directed at managing your pet’s symptoms. Several approaches can be taken for treatment. The best option is to minimize or eliminate exposure to allergens identified (pollens, dust mite, food proteins, etc). Some vets do perform desensitisation (immunotherapy) to identify allergens by giving series of allergy shots but has success rate of 50-70 percent, that too after several months.

Question by – Aryaman Agarwal, Bhopal

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