Hydrocortisone: The Active Ingredient in Itch Stop
Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff

When your pet is itching, you want to take care of it immediately. For minor itching in localized areas, we recommend using hydrocortisone.

Hydrocortisone has been used for years by veterinarians - and human doctors. It belongs to a group of hormones produced by the adrenal gland known as corticosteroids. One of the effects that corticosteroids have is in fighting inflammation and the itch that goes along with it.

Our Itch Stop Series are great examples of products that contain hydrocortisone. Use Itch Stop Salve on feet and Spray on the abdomen or other areas with less hair. Itch Stop Pads are a great choice for all areas since they can be used anywhere on the body. They are one-use soft, gentle pads saturated in Itch Stop Solution. They easily pull out of their tub to quickly get your pet the medication he needs where he needs it, and with no mess.

Also use a fatty acid supplement like VitaCaps to help build healthy skin.