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Good Afternoon and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
I am so sorry to hear about your sweet griffin's condition. I know this is very uncomfortable for your gal. Since she has not responded to the steroids or Apoquel, that means that this may not be due to an allergic reaction and other tests would have to be performed such as a skin biopsy looking for mites or parasites that can cause this type of pruritis and hair loss especially in Poms. I wish I could tell you other things to try but since all medications have failed, your vet needs to continue to do testing such as a thyroid panel since a low thyroid can cause such skin irritation.
For now, start Griffin on a Hypoallergenic diet in case this is a food allergy and ask your vet about these tests that I would recommend.Does that make sense to you?
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