Nichole wrote:And that's where I am at a loss. I don't want her to be on steroids. That was given by the dermatologist and that was assuming (hopeful) it was a fall seasonal thing. Now she's off and the symptoms came back. The dermatologist doesn't want her on the steroids long term. I was going to go to my regular vet and put her on something else. In the mean time, once we recover financially from Sadie's tooth extraction, I'm going to make an appointment with the naturopathic vet to see what else can be done. Maybe in a month or two.
Jazzy wrote:Just throwing in my 2 cents...August til frost is Veronica's hell also...even with her allergy shots.
The shots keep her from getting hivey, but she is still itchy as hell!
Cherry wrote:Ask for Temeril P. It has a much lower dosage of steroid then Prednisone so the side effects aren't as bad.
Cherry wrote: May have to do Temeril P every day instead of every other for awhile.
Cherry wrote:Ask for Temeril P. It has a much lower dosage of steroid then Prednisone so the side effects aren't as bad. We haven't gone to a holistic vet yet but with Cherry's allergies, I don't think it is an option. I'm pretty sure we are just going to have to do Temeril P and Cephalexin the rest of her life. Whatever keeps her comfortable though.
She's itchy year round. She's been licking her paws a lot the past month and I've had to up her Benadryl as well. May have to do Temeril P every day instead of every other for awhile.
Atopica worked for her but because of the suppressed immune system, she was constantly getting secondary skin infections. We may try Atopica and Cephalexin long term once we are back on our feet money wise. But for now, our vet thinks Temeril P is a safer route than bouts of Prednisone. My carpet thanks him .
Cherry wrote:Thanks for the advice, Miss Kiwi. We use the Temeril P for maintanence, she gets 100mg every day or every other day, depending on her itch level.
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