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My dog is a 2nd surgery IVDD survivor. Now 5 months post 2nd surgery.Recently she has been taking apoquel for itches. the crossing over of her back legs when walking has increased of late. could this s a side effect of the apoquel? Thanks, Margaret

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?

No wounds

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Keeya

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Keeya?

Not really. She has had 12 weeks of rehab after her surgery and I walk her twice a dayf or about 10 minutes and do rehab exercised for a bout 5 minutes each day after our morning walk

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Margaret, due to its recent approval and limited clinical use, oclacitinib's (Apoquel's) adverse effect profile isn't fully known. Most commonly gastrointestinal effects (vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia), polydipsia (increased thirst) or lethargy have been noted but other potentially serious adverse effects including susceptibility to infections (e.g., pneumonia, demodicosis), neoplasia, and skin disorders are possible. Her ataxia hasn't been noted as an adverse effect of oclacitinib to date. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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