Stanley’s allergy tests identified a list of food, insect, and inhalant al lergens, including chicken, carrots, rice, grains, fleas and flea saliva, cats and cat dander, mold, grasses, and trees. Schaff eliminated what allergens she could and used topical medications and the corticosteroid Prednisone to treat Stanley’s remaining symptoms. The topicals did not work, and the pharmaceuticals gave the dog polyuria/polydipsia (PU/ PD), a condition causing excessive thirst and passage of large volumes of urine. Added to his misery of itchy raw spots, weepy lesions, and a stinky, gooey coat, poor Stanley was now having frequent and unavoid able accidents.
I have small Yorkie that was rescued from a shelter, she started off as a foster but had so many issues, she’s become that “forever foster”. I have gone through all kinds of diets, benadryl, claritan, steroids, etc. with her. I finally came across info on Atopica and decided to try this for her. The meds just came today, so we are hopeful it will help. She has severe allergies, chews feet/legs till they bleed. Switching to a raw food limited ingredient seems to help, but if this does not work for her, it becomes a quality of life issue. We will stay hopeful.