Novartis Animal Health has launched a new product – Atopica for Cats – for use in cats with allergic dermatitis. Allergic dermatitis is caused by sensitivity to allergens in the environment, such as dust mites, pollen or mold spores. Symptoms include itching, bumps, scabs and hair loss. Atopica is not a steroid medication, but is a modified cyclosporine. It comes in a liquid medication that cats like and is easy to dose. If your cat shows symptoms like those listed above, make an appointment with us to see if Atopica might be helpful for your cat.