After 2 weeks, my poor baby still can't keep food down. He's only been eating early in the morning and has been acting starving the rest of the day (but if we feed him he will surely throw up). He's probably lost a pound or so. I called his vet to let her know we're not going to continue treatment with Atopica. The side effects are outweighing the benefits of the medicine for him. So now we're back to Benadryl 2x/day. Wish us luck.
Poor Tonka, I hope he gets relief without being sick all the time, poor guy!
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Sorry you didn't have any luck with ATOPICA.
Sounds as though it just didn't agree with your pup's stomach.
Our Vet had said that was the very first side effect that could take place.
In the two years I used it not once did we have any vomiting.
Guess we were very lucky.
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Poor Tonka! I've missed the story on him. Does he have seasonal inhalant allergies? Have you taken him to a vet dermatologist?
If the Benadryl wasn't working great for you, there's at least one other antihistamine you can try. Unfortunately, I don't know the name, but I'm sure the vet would.
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Poor Tonka baby.
I'm sorry the treatment didn't work out for him. Many prayers that he's feeling better soon.
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Wow, that's scary. I was considering Atopica for my Haddie but I think I will hold off - she does ok with a vetalog shot every 3mos. or so.
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Thanks guys - we're still looking for something more effective than Benadryl. At least it's better than nothing!
Thanks Kathleen - I'll be sure to ask. Tonka's vet wants to get him a consult with a dermatologist (there are not many veterinary specialists of any kind around this area). Unfortunately, it's "seasonal" all year in southern Louisiana. He's been reverse sneezing a lot today after sitting on the patio for just a few minutes.Originally Posted by Lemon
I think a specialist might be worth a drive for your boy! They can make up shots to what he's allergic to and you or your vet can give them....Just like for people.
Think how much happier you'll all be with him feeling good again!
Just a quick question...has this started since the hurricane last year???? Wonder if that stirred up something?????
Actually yes - that is about the time he started developing allergies. I always just attributed it to his age (9-10 months at the time).Originally Posted by shaynapug