09/22 | Clinical & Field Article | Veterinary Clinical Medicine

A Comparison on Therapeutic Efficacy of Fluoxetine and Clomipramine in the Treatment of Canine Acral Lick Dermatitis

Preethi Unnithan, Maheshkrishna, B. Nagarajan, S. Kavitha and A.P Nambi

Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Ethics and Jurisprudence, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai 600007, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal January 2021 : 98 (1) - pages 32 to 33
(Received: January, 2022, Accepted: January, 2022)


Sixteen dogs were diagnosed with acral lick dermatitis based on the history, clinical signs and histopathological studies. The animals were randomly divided into two groups and subjected to oral treatment with clomipramine and fluoxetine along with suitable antibiotics selected based on antibiogram. The therapeutic efficacy was assessed based on a substantial decrease in the licking behavior as rated by the owner and the clinical improvement noticed.

Key Words: Canine acral lick dermatitis, fluoxetine, clomipramine

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