Treatment for canine atopic dermatitis: international guidelines summarised

In last month's review of shampoos for dogs, we referred to recommendations from the international guidelines on canine atopic dermatitis. These evidence-based clinical guidelines, which were published in 2010, were the first of their kind in veterinary dermatology. Although it is several years since they were first published, we feel it is worth presenting a succinct version of them now (and we have added UK specific information where relevant). As far as shampoos are concerned we found no new evidence to challenge the recommendations in the 2010 guidelines. Our summary will aid familiarity with the guidelines and also provide a basis for a review of the updated guidelines, which are expected later this year. 

Published March 2015.