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Post by shegsy on Fri May 16 2014, 10:38

For all who have problems with allergies.
Vet yesterday recommended this product. I wanted to do some research before buying and get some feedback.
Has anyone tried this product? Apparently, supply chain not good in some areas.


https://www.zoetisus.com/products/pages/apoqueldvm/index.aspx
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Re: Apoquel

Post by shegsy on Fri May 16 2014, 10:41

another link for above
http://news.zoetis.com/press-release/apoquel/european-commission-approves-apoquel-oclacitinib-tablet-treatment-itch-associa
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Re: Apoquel

Post by Guest on Fri May 16 2014, 10:58

It's not something I've heard of or tried. But I'm going to try this, Rachel33 one of our mods recommends as her friend had fantastic results. Xx

http://www.holisticremediesuk.co.uk/info.htm

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Post by Sazzle on Fri May 16 2014, 21:38

Not heard if that either x
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Re: Apoquel

Post by goldie87 on Tue Apr 12 2016, 16:01

Our vet is looking at prescribing Apoquel to Zeus as he's constantly scratching and has made his eyes pretty bad.

Following on from above, has anyone been prescribed this medication?

Any positive/negative feedback?
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Re: Apoquel

Post by Mia05 on Tue Apr 12 2016, 16:02

never heard of it sheila
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Re: Apoquel

Post by -Ian- on Tue Apr 12 2016, 20:04

I wish I had seen this post sooner, will be discussing it with our vet on Thursday


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Re: Apoquel

Post by Mia05 on Tue Apr 12 2016, 20:07

if it doesn't affect the dog and theres no averse reactions I cant see why not fabulous .
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Re: Apoquel

Post by goldie87 on Wed Apr 13 2016, 14:52

It's meant to be good according to a Holistic Vet that I know, however, theres some conflicting reviews - http://www.2ndchance.info/Apoquel-Comments.htm

Some pets have developed tumors/lumps and hair loss etc and it's also reported to lower the immune system and possibly reduce lifespan.

Ian - I'd be interested to know what your vet thinks, please provide an update once you've spoken to them
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Post by Mia05 on Wed Apr 13 2016, 17:29

oh dear doesn't sound good does it? before using this product id ask a vets personal opinion I know you all will anyway Smile
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Re: Apoquel

Post by shegsy on Thu Apr 14 2016, 21:00

Sorry, I didn't order this medication so unable to give any feedback.
Sounds very good but as usual, the reviews can put people off
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Post by Mia05 on Thu Apr 14 2016, 22:00

true hen Smile
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Re: Apoquel

Post by TwoSocks on Mon Jun 20 2016, 12:07

Una's skin on her chest gets itchy, we're on our third course of anti-biotics and medicated shampoos twice a week. The vet has this morning prescribed us Apoquel to help calm the itch. I'll let you know how we progress with it as I've been reading the pros and cons - our vet did say that we half the dose after x weeks and it's not a long term solution.
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Re: Apoquel

Post by TwoSocks on Thu Jul 28 2016, 09:49

We're now onto half a tablet a day from now until September, medicated shampoos three times a week and poor Una gets a rinse with water after every walk on her underside. I need to take a pee sample every couple of weeks and hand it into the vet so they can check she's doing fine on Apoquel.

I'm also using DermOpt coat spray, put it on the brush and then do a gentle brush on her chest and back. Una's chest is so much better, but under her arms and on the inside of her thighs are still struggling; she's got no fur there so no protection when she's scampering around in the long grass/woodlands.

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Post by Lilmissdanae on Tue Sep 13 2016, 14:18

For those interested, we are at the end of our 3rd month on Apoquel.
We moved house a year ago (temporarily into my parents while we build) and since moving my boy has had terrible flare ups inbetween his toes. They would get puffy, red, swollen and then he would lick them, they would get oozy and to the point they were bleeding and he couldn't walk on them. Back and forth countless times to the vet getting prednisolone, steriod injections, antibiotics etc etc after about 6 months of this coming and going we ended up changing back to our old vet (45mins away) he eventually put us on Apoquel twice a day for 2 weeks, then 1 a day for 2 weeks, then 1 every other day. Also during that time we switched his food to Prime100 kangaroo and potato as we couldn't understand what he was allergic to. The yard is fully paved and we had stopped taking him out for walks due to his feet being so bad?!?!
Anyhow everything cleared up and we we were going great so went back to old food when on 1 tablet every other day. His feet started flaring up so have again changed his food to Kanab and on 1 tab a day until we go back to the vet next week.

Please keep in mind this treatment is not cheap, I know it's not meant to be long term but even so, initial bloodwork needs to be taken to see if they can have the tablets. Here in Perth, Western Australia I am paying just under $90 for 14 tablets... and after 3 months need to have bloods retested. On top of that my boy has hypothyroidism so have that medication as well.

I'm not 100% convinced it's the food as it only started when we moved, he is a very anxious dog and my parents have their own dog who isn't social. We also had to rehome our other dog with a family friend as she didn't get along with my parents dog. And to top it off I've had another baby so I do believe part of it is stress/anxiety and I'm hoping when we move to our new house next month and he is in his own space this will all go away!
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Re: Apoquel

Post by Jenc on Tue Sep 13 2016, 20:49

I had to look this up for Katy's friend Wednesday that was prescribed it for her itching, worked really well!
http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/wouldnt-give-dog-new-allergy-drug/
After reading this she was taken off them, seem like a great quick cure but what are the side effects?


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Post by -Ian- on Tue Sep 13 2016, 20:57

Thanks for the update. We were going to go down this route but decided against as it isn't a long term fix and I was concerned about possible side effects.

We've taken to gently washing the areas affected and giving soothing cremes which keeps things manageable for her and us


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Post by TwoSocks on Tue Sep 13 2016, 21:29

We're still on it with Una, vet check up is next week. It's not ideal but it does stop Una getting very sore under her arms and her chest.

I'm checking out supplements to see if I can prevent the flare ups from happening in the first place. I'm also wondering with the long grass and nettles dying away now we're in Autumn it may ease off.
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