Our 5y (she was 3 at adoption) female rescue Golden is allergic to grass. It's gotten worse over 2 years. Major itching, especially chin & feet. Nothing provided relief except steroids and we don't want a young dog on Pred for life. We put her on Temaril P (which still contains 2 mg of Pred per pill) and even that lost effectiveness. The initial 30 days on Atopica at 100mg daily worked great. At every other day, she still needs Temaril P but only 2 per day. We tried Nizoral on the off days but she lost nose hair and was a bit lethargic. We're still playing with options and may add a 50 mg dose on the alternate days. She tolerates the Atopica well - no issues. She's been on it for 7 months.
I have been using Atopica for about a year now. The real proof is the before and after pictures. My dog scratched all of her fur away and ripped off her ear from scratching so much. With Atopica use, although she LOVES when we pet her, she no longer has any skin issues. The hair has all grown back. She is comfortable. She's our best friend!
Our Pitt mix has many skin allergies. We are finally able to wean her off of Prednisone after giving this medication three months to do its thing. It's worth the wait.
our beautiful bully developed allergies around 7 months old. it started with ear infections and then eventually skin infections. his naturally raised ears went down and never came back up and he started loosing his fur... we were clueless and had no idea what was going on. constant vet visits and tons of meds. the vets just pumped him up full of trial allergy pills, antibiotics, steroids & shots over for the next 10 months. i ran into another patient who mentioned atopica for her bully. her dog looked amazing! it took me 3 different vet visits to get them to agree to let us try atopica. we gave it to him everyday for 30 days, then once every other day and there has been an improvement in his skin & coat, weight and overall condition. but it turns out that he is allergic to most fillers in dog food (better now with the right diet) and has a huge grass allergy as well. but with atopica, i feel like there is hope for him. i do recommend it and say "at least try it".
This product has helped my Akita who has S.A. He takes it once a day and with grooming seems to be keeping his fur. It took a long time to find the right treatment for my boy but with Atopica I have noticed a huge difference from when he was on it and when he is not taking it.