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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Jess K replied 1 year 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 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 1 year ago.