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Hi. My name is***** I'm sorry to hear about Sweeti Pi's situation. What medication was she given as far as the allergy pills? Has your vet seen her for this?
I'm not currently set up for a phone call at this time. I would be glad to help by these means if that is ok? Do you know what the allergy pill was specifically?
Thanks for that information. The diphenhydramine is a very good antihistamine. It can work ok for some with allergies. Anytime I have a dog come into my clinic that is licking their paws, allergies are the number one cause. She could have an environmental allergy called atopy. The other possible allergy situation is food related. Most of the time atopy is the issue. In those that aren't getting relief from the antihistamine, they may be given a trial of steroids to see what the response to that is. Steroids are pretty safe and effective for atopy. You should talk to your vet to see if they would consider this. Here is a good link on it.
Allergies are definitely expensive and time consuming in some cases. I can't underestimate that. There are newer medications to try such as Apoquel that you can talk to your vet about. Allergy testing and hyposensitization shots can be tried too.
Unfortunately, your vet is doing a good job and I can't really throw anything else into the mix that isn't more expensive. I'll send your to the moderator to help with a refund.