Glandex® Glossary - Atopy


Also known as atopic dermatitis, atopy is a common skin condition in both pets and humans in which allergens trigger an allergic reaction in the skin. Typical atopy presents as redness, dry and inflamed skin. If untreated in extreme cases, pets can scratch themselves to the point that they tear the skin. Common allergens include pollen, mold spores, house dust, dust mites, proteins and minerals from food and more.