Atopica is not working. We tried it last year and it only made “some” improvement in Tierce’s itching. This year, he started seriously scratching around the end of May – we noticed an increase on the 15th and full-on tearing at his chest and face by the 1st of June.
Tierce has been on Atopica since the beginning of June. Things aren’t getting better; they’re getting worse. Over a month of pills and they aren’t making an apparent dent in his reaction to what we think is grass or some kind of pollen.
Food trials have gone nowhere – Purina Hypoallergenic has done nothing. The itching comes on in May and ends in October.
What do you use to treat your dogs’ allergies? I’m going to take Tierce back to the vet and tell her that we need another option. I’ve heard of allergy shots and Prednisone (not ideal but it’s better than this). Can anyone give me any overviews of what they’ve found is effective?