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My dog is suffering from severe allergies! Have been

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My dog is suffering from severe allergies! Have been treating for months with benadryl. Been on Cephalexin 500mg 9 days started Apoquel 16mg 2 days ago. I'm really concerned about the sores on her head & snout. I've been treating with hydrocortisone, yesterday started using hibiclense. Is there any thing else I can do to help her? Should I go to vet for more antibiotics? Should I ask vet about pain pills for her. We just started hill science z/d yesterday, raw diet 7 days before that. We're considering allergy testing but I feel she is too sick at the current time. Have not heard positive outcomes using immune therapy. Can you suggest any thing?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?
Customer: I've pics. How do I attach them.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Jess K replied 3 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am very sorry to hear about your dog! It sounds like a tough situation! If she still has open sores on her skin, then I do think an extended course of antibiotics is needed. Oftentimes with pyoderma http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1571 cases we may need to go on extended courses of antibiotics depending on the severity of the infection (sometimes longer then 4 weeks).

Expert:  Jess K replied 3 months ago.