09-11-2018, 01:43 PM
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Orange County, CA
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Apoquel vs Cytopoint
My dog is on apoquel for allergies (and benadryl). He can take it daily, but I just give it to him when he is scratching.
I saw a new vet today and he gave me info on cytopoint, a shot that controls itching and is not an immunosuppressant like apoquel. He said he does not need it while his itching is mild, but it is something I could think about.
He also said that benadryl is not usually effective, just sedating. I am going to see how he does with just the apoquel as needed.
I liked the vet. I told him about the growling and he was not afraid of my dog or call him aggressive. (My dog occasionally growls at us if we do something he does not like). He set my dog facing me on the exam table to help him stay calm.