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Post by Violet2011 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:32 am

Has anyone tried Apoquel? I've heard a lot of positive feedback for it with dogs with bad allergies. What's everyone's thoughts? I'm interested if anyone's had any negative experiences or side effects.

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Re: Apoquel

Post by rnor1120 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:07 am

I'm a vet and frequently prescribe apoquel. I'd say I have about 95% satisfaction amongst my clients. Very rare adverse events - one dog gets pancreatitis every time she starts it (but also gets pancreatitis if she even thinks about eating table scraps; this was the first instance of this that Zoetis had ever had reported), one dog's skin got much worse, and one dog got a mast cell tumor while taking it (but it's a breed predisposed to it anyway, cannot say there's a definitive correlation). Those three make up a very small percentage. Overall, it's a MIRACLE for my area (Florida) where dogs have severe allergies year round. It's given many dogs and their owners their lives back!

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