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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. If he responded well to prednisone, there is most likely an underlying allergy. I would talk to your vet about putting him on something long term for allergies, such as Atopica or Apoquel (if your vet can get it). It may also help to get him allergy tested and consider putting him on allergy hyposensitization injections. That is the only true way to treat the source of an environmental allergy. If this is a year round issue, I may consider a possible food allergy, so it may help to discuss with your vet about putting him on a dietary food trial to rule out food allergies. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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