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Old 05-24-2009, 12:23 PM
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Question Atopica?

Has anyone had any direct experience with the drug Atopica and their dog? Did you see any vast improvement?

I'm thinking about having Rosie put on it, the vet said he'd prescribe it if I decided to. Her allergies, as many of you know, are something awful. And she's on the benedryl and prednisone twice a day, and was doing wonderfully. However, lately, the itching has started back up and her ears are a bloody, scabbed mess.

To prevent confusion from those who don't know about Rosie, yes she has been allergy tested and has been diagnosed with severe environmental allergies. She was found to have no food allergies or flea allergies. She was also tested three seperate times for yeast and several other fungal infections and all came back negative. Rosie, when I got her back in Jan. from a puppymill breeder (she was the breeder female), she was half bald and covered in open, bloody scabs.

So she has definitely made massive amazing improvement with the benedryl and steroids. However, the vet warned that eventually the meds would lose some of their potency, mainly the benedryl, and she'd start the scratching and itching back up despite being on the same dosage.

So I think I'm going to try the Atopica soon. And yes, I know it's expensive, I've already priced it. For Rosie, it's $120 for a month supply.

Any experiences with the drug?
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