Pet Skin Care 101

Articles, advice and other media presented by CONVENIA® (cefovecin sodium), a fast-acting, safe and effective injectable antibiotic veterinarians give dogs and cats to treat bacterial skin infections.


5 Reasons Your Dog Itches: Starting from Scratch

Many trips to the animal hospital begin with a pet owner’s observation of scratching. Between skin allergies and skin infections, scratching is the most common complaint that brings dogs to veterinary clinics,4 and with good reason. When a dog is licking, biting and clawing until the skin is visibly broken, it points to an underlying problem that will require medical attention. Below are five leading causes of itching that afflict dogs and disrupt household life. Read More »

End the Pilling Battle with Your Pet

Dogs and cats are attracted to the smell and taste of many different things, but pill-flavored pet food isn’t one of them. A few, precious pets will voluntarily swallow a pill. Other dogs and cats are willing to ignore the pill if it’s masked in food. But at the end of the day, most pets don’t like being induced to take pills. Read on to learn more about methods you may have tried, as well as a potential solution. Read More »


Easier Skin Infection Treatment for Pets

Because CONVENIA is an injectable antibiotic, pet owners like Jane can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing her dog Luke is receiving his proper dose throughout the treatment period.

Safe Skin Infection Treatment for Pets

Hear Geoff explain the benefits his dog Misty receives from an injection of CONVENIA when compared with orally administered medications.

Our “Give a Dog a Shot” Shelter Partnership

This outreach program helps dogs at our partner shelters heal from common and troublesome bacterial skin infections by providing free CONVENIA antibiotic injections.

TJ’s Convenient Hot Spot Treatment

Long-time Golden Retriever breeder Mike introduces his dog TJ. When Mike couldn’t be there to pill TJ, his veterinarian treated him with one CONVENIA injection.

Learn More

Understand the signs and causes of common skin conditions in cats and dogs. Learn how to provide your veterinarian with valuable information for identifying the underlying cause. Learn about the common therapies your veterinarian may prescribe. Learn More »

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: People with known hypersensitivity to penicillin or cephalosporins should avoid exposure to CONVENIA. Do not use in dogs or cats with a history of allergic reactions to penicillins or cephalosporins. Side effects for both dogs and cats include vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite/anorexia and lethargy. See full Prescribing Information.

*In clinical studies, a single injection of CONVENIA was clinically equivalent to a 14-day antibiotic regimen.

4 Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. Top 10 reasons pets visit vets. Available at: Accessed May 13, 2014. (The top reason listed was skin allergies, while skin infection ranked fourth.)

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