Alternative to apoquel? - Page 2

Go Back   Dog Forum > Keeping and Caring for Dogs > Dog Health

Alternative to apoquel?

This is a discussion on Alternative to apoquel? within the Dog Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Dogs category; 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 ...

User Tag List

Like Tree1Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-18-2016, 07:06 PM
  #11
Senior Member
 
animalcraker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: So Cal
Posts: 713
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
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. I assume that seth707's pet is already in a pretty miserable or at least uncomfortable state without any meds at all. Due to its higher cost Apoquel usually isn't the first line of defense if a cheaper alternative like Benadryl works. As Izrddr stated Apoquel is considered the alternative to the previous drugs of chronic steroids and antihistamines. The other drugs that I'm aware of would be Benadryl, Prednisone, Temeral-P, or regular intervals of Vetalog injections. Ideally you need to find out what's causing the itch in the first place, if your vet hasn't discussed doing any sort of allergy testing or food trials then that may be something for you to consider.
animalcraker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2016, 10:18 AM
  #12
Senior Member
 
Gnostic Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 662
Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by animalcraker View Post
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:

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.
Gnostic Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Dog Stairs - Dog Steps - Quality Pet Products
Reply




Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Healthy alternative to prescription dog food bugz Dog Food 13 06-27-2016 06:07 PM
Alternative methods to traditional sterilization sullyrules Dog Health 2 05-20-2016 05:33 PM
Alternative Cues Shandula Dog Training and Behavior 2 03-14-2016 09:11 AM
Alternative to sweet potato chews? Pinkspore Dog Food 7 01-02-2016 01:55 PM
Alternative to dog cone that isn't inflatable Red Dog Gear and Supplies 7 11-11-2015 04:22 PM


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.