Hello Friends of AMC,
Just a quick note about Canine Allergies. Zoetis has (re)released a medication know as Apoquel. It is another option for dogs with severe allergies. This is for dogs that do not respond to antihistmines (bendryl, claritin, etc.), food is not the issue and prednisone (cortisone) has too many side effects. In the past, many of these dogs were placed on cyclosporin (Atopica) and/or allergy testing and desenstization injections. Now we have added Apoquel to our arsenal. Safe and effective, cost more than prednisone but less than the other options. Of course, there is no one perfect choice or we would all use it. Call us, 951-493-6771 or email us for more information or to set up an appointment to get you pet checked to see if Apoquel may be a good choice. Take care, God Bless, and have a great weekend!
Dr. Bart and the Staff of AMC