07-19-2016, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by animalcraker
It's great that you guys posted about the side effects of Apoquel, since no drug is a miricale drug. However it might be more useful to the OP, and those considering using the medication for their pet, if you posted some viable alternatives that they could consider since that is what they were asking for I the first place.
The second article I posted by Dr. Falconer did indeed address the alterntives. Here is a small quote:
Alternatives to Apoquel (My Dog’s Already Got the #@&ˇ Itch!!) |
I have good news and bad news for you, if your dog is already plagued with the itch from hell.
The good news: This can be cured. Cure means not only does the itch stop, but the whole animal gets well. And stays that way without continual medication.
The bad news: This will take time and is not DIY (do it yourself).
This is chronic disease, and there’s no “one size fits all” here. Believe me, if there was, I’d be spelling it out for you right now.
He then goes on to suggest how this might be achieved because surely it is far better to cure the dog than to have to maintain them on pharmaceutical drugs, which always exact a toll on the body and lead to more and more problems.