How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr B Your Own Question
Dr B
Dr B, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 1683
Experience:  DVM
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr B is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Reading about your atopica questions. My mastiff has been on

Customer Question

reading about your atopica questions. My mastiff has been on Atopica for over a year, and nothing helps the rash and itching. Steroids help but not a long term solution. Also we have done allergy blood work and food allergy elimination. Benadryl and such does nothing either. Any other suggestions? And she is on trifexis for fleas.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.

This is dRB and I would be happy to assist you with this.....yes, I can help you....go back to elimination diet...specifically I want you to feed Prescription diet science diet DD and venison and potato. Do not feed any other food or treats of any not use trifexis. Have your vet give proheart injectable and use frontline topical for fleas every 28 days indefinitely all year round. Lastly get your dog on apoquel and give daily. This is better than steroids, better than atopica and has less side effects than all of these. It will take about 6 weeks and you will see an amazing difference. If your vet cannot get apoquel, find one who can and switch to them. Hope this helps and let me know if you have additional questions. Sincerely, DRB

Please hit rate my service as that is the only way I am compensated. Thank you very much.