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Thank you for your question. My name is***** I have been a small animal veterinarian for 13 years. I'm sorry for your girl. Allergies and itching can be so miserable. Can you tell me first what you are doing for flea control and what other pets you have in the house.
If you have used the apoquel for at least 2-3 weeks and it is not working, then I would definitely stop it. And if she is miserable I would consider a coarse of Prednisone. Prednisone definitely needs to be used with caution in dogs, meaning using the lowest effective dose, but if the heart disease is controlled it can be used.
The more effective way to control flea allergies is to eliminate flea exposure.... let me know what you are doing for fleas and I'll see if I can give you any hints to improve that also.
The location of her itching definitely points to flea allergy. I would consider changing flea prevention. Frontline has been around for a long time and I definitely have see some resistance to it. Especially in the last week or so. I have some clients that are using it every 2 weeks. I have been switching people to Bravecto. This is a very long acting flea preventative and seems very effective. Ask your veterinarian if they can get it for you or if you can have a prescription to fill online.