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Atopica For Dogs 171 172
Atopica for 2 yrs, 90% relief for Kai Ken My dog has inhalant allergies that are very difficult to treat. She seems to be stable now. In addition to Atopica, we have her on a limited raw diet -- Stella and Chewy's lamb and rice. She gets baths with hydrocortizone and other shampoos for allegies every week or two. We tried everything except shots because my girl is too wild to allow it. With Atopica, we have been able to taper off a bit, so it is now every other day, but I have to be careful to stick to the schedule or she starts itching. I search online for the best price and 1-800-Pet Meds is real good about price matching, which saves a lot of money. I recently discovered that 'Yucca Intensive" helps quell itchiness also, and it is very safe long-term w/ no side effects (unlike other medications given to boost effectiveness, my vet tells me.) 06/12/2011
Best Food Allergy Relief I'd been struggling to find the cause of my dog's allergies for months. It was clear that it was a food allergy but I was originally advised that a limited diet should help find the culprit ingredient. After limiting all popular proteins my poor pup was still licking and itching his groin, under arms and mouth. Rashes were a common issue for him but when he started to get a bacterial infection the vet recommended we put him on Atopica as well. Within days the redness and itchiness was gone and my pup and I couldn't be happier. We only wish we had found Atopica relief sooner. 05/17/2011
Product review When this product was first released several years ago, veterinarians got so excited in hearing all of the wonderful results for those frustrating skin allergy cases that deluge our clinics on a daily basis. And while it was often initially cost prohibitive for many clients, as we have learned to use this product more efficiently, and as the price has come down a bit, most of us have seen the outstanding clinical results with this great product. Inhalent/contact allergies(known as atopic skin disease) to molds, grasses, trees, dust mites, dander, ragweed and pollens, have been the most difficult skin cases to treat, with many clients returning to the clinics over and over again with increasingly larger bills, as we usually only temporarily alleviate the symptoms. Over the past several decades, general veterinary practitioners have often had to resort to antihistamines that are effective often up to only 20 percent of the time, or cortisone, which while highly effective in reducing allergy symptoms, often can have severe short and long term side effects. Now that we have atopica we truly have a safer alternative, other than referring clients to expensive dermatologists for skin and/or blood allergy testing, which often takes months of allergy vaccines to evaluate, and which only has a 65 to at most 70 percent improvement rate in these cases. In my hands I have had equal, if not more success to these allergy vaccines using atopica in these allergic pets, thus often saving clients expensive trips to veterinary dermatologists for extensive testing and repeated visits. While initially atopica is dosed daily for the first several weeks to a few months, we are then often able to decrease its use to once to three times weekly in many pets. This significantly cuts down on long term costs in managing this frustrating allergic skin condition. It is important for clients to realize that most of the experience and clinical data that has been generated with the main ingredient in this product called cyclosporine, has not been duplicated yet in cheaper generic alternatives, so it is important in my opinion to stick with the atopica brand name at this time. The only significant draw back I have seen with this product are the occasional nausea/upset stomach and vomiting seen in roughly 20 percent of treated pets. This can sometimes be overcome by actually giving it with a little food, or sometimes I will prescribe an anti nausea medicine such as pepcid or prescription metoclopromide to decrease the nausea before the atopica is given. To help cut down on the costs, we will sometimes get by with lower doses of atopica than listed on its packaging instructions , if we prescribe a drug called ketoconazole, which can increase blood levels of atopica at a lower dose. . Clients can talk to their veterinarians about using this prescription combination for this purpose. The only other major disadvantage I have seen with atopica is that with small dogs, the larger sized pill can sometimes be a problem in administering it to them, but hiding it in small amount of butter or peanut butter can often help it going down easier. Overall though, I highly recommend this product and give it an overall rating of 5, with an effectiveness of a 4, and an ease of use of a 3. 09/08/2008
Not going to work for our Frenchie Our 15 mo. old Frenchie has severe allergies so our vet recommended Atopica. She has been on it for 6 mo. now. She cannot tolerate it on an empty stomach and will vomit, even with keeping them in the freezer and giving her pepcid. Also, if I give her the prescribed dose, 35 mg (she weighs 19 lbs.) she will not eat and she is too thin as it is. If I drop the dosage down to 20 mg. she will eat but then I don't really think the Atopica is helping. She does best if I keep a shirt on her to prevent her from scratching her skin off. This drug is not the answer for our situation but I understand it may provide relief to others. 01/31/2015
Hopeful it will work Only one week on Atopica 50 Mg. But I am hopeful that longer term use will help. Our cocker spaniel is a rescue dog. He came to us because previous people gave him up at 5 due to allergies. Has constant itching and chronic primary seborrhea. Pet is almost 8 and has been 3 years with us. Lovely, warm, companion --. We've tried everything Vet suggested. This is latest med to try. 01/26/2015
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to put it in her food? To give it with peanut butter or cream cheese is not an option cause she doesn't like any of them. Thanks will wait for your answer thru my email.
How can I give my Chihuahua Atopica (10mg) through a syringe? There is no way I can get her to take this, even when I hide it in something, because she's not eating (being treated for IBD & an enlarged heart) and so she has a feeding tube installed. Right now I've got it sitting in a syringe with hot water to see if it will break down and how long it will take. Can you please help me!
Answer:Atopica requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
this product is extremely expensive, is there any guarantee if it doesn't work?
We have tried just about everything, why is this any better?
Answer:If your dog has an extremely bad breakout you may need to have them on additional medications to bring the outbreak under control. I found the timing of the dosage to be the hardest to bring consistency to medicating my dog. Now I give it to him when I go to bed which is always a minimum of 2 hours after he's eaten. Product does it's job!
Answer:There is no guarantee for this product however you should talk to your veterinarian to see if it is a suitable option for your dog.
We have chosen to give the Atopica to our dog two hours after she has eaten. How long after the Atopica can she eat more food?
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