My dog has a runny nose and sneezing!

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

My dog has a runny nose and sneezing!

This is a discussion on My dog has a runny nose and sneezing! within the Dog Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Dogs category; A little background: She's a six year old beagle with diagnosed rag weed allergies that result in her itching all over where she becomes red ...

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-13-2019, 09:32 PM
  #1
Member
 
JaspersANGEL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ontario
Posts: 80
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
My dog has a runny nose and sneezing!

A little background:

She's a six year old beagle with diagnosed rag weed allergies that result in her itching all over where she becomes red and sometimes scratches herself because I find scab's on her later.

The allergie started five years ago and as she gets older it develops and changes,
last year it was her scratching constantly ( her allergies usually start in august and end around christmas time) someone said to try and cut out chicken (another common allergen) since she's always been grain and wheat free that seemed to work she stopped scrathing.

This year look's like its a runny nose and sneezing for my poor baby.

The vet gave me Apoquel for the rag weed but I heard horror stories about that medication...
And she's also on 10mg claritin for the non allergenic months (vet said it was ok)


So my question is is should I leave her on Apoquel or do you guys have a sugestion of a safer med?
Would Apoquel take care of the runny nose?

Thank You
JaspersANGEL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2019, 06:29 AM
  #2
Member
 
MdDVM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 84
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Apoquel will not help with sneezing, it strictly controls pruritus (itching). Your antihistamine may be helpful for the respiratory signs, so continuing the Claritin is indicated. If pruritus returns discuss your concerns regarding Apoquel with your vet. Used properly, in healthy individuals, and with the proper monitoring, it is a much safer alternative than for example, long-term steroids. Also ask your vet about Cytopoint injections, which are in the same drug-family as Apoquel, but supposedly much less risk of immune suppression...
MdDVM is offline   Reply With Quote
Dog Stairs - Dog Steps - Quality Pet Products
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes


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 11:14 AM.


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.