Atopica Cyclosporine capsules: Has anyone used this?
It’s happening again. Boogie’s itchiness is getting worse in spite of more frequent bathing & skin conditioning and am seeing signs of those crusty white patches that suggest another Staph infection ( See also this old photo)
Has anyone heard of or used Atopica Cyclosporine with their dogs? A friend’s dog was taking these anti-inflammatory meds for another issue and his itchiness disappeared.
I am going to talk to our vet about this treatment… I may even consider Allergy Testing… anything but:
1. more antibiotics. These only work when Boogie is on them. The itchiness returns when he finishes the pills.
2. Steroid meds (like prednisone etc). The side effects of increased hunger, thirst and frequent need to pee are horrible.
If you know anything about the Atopica treatment, please share!
*UPDATE: Off to the vet tomorrow…
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