Has anyone had success with Atopica? I have a rescue Boxer, who I have spent over six grand on dermatology vet fees in 2 and a half years. They have now suggested this drug, but I know it goes by weight and he weighs over 70 lbs. and obviously will need a larger dose. They also said he will need blood testing prior to starting and every 6 months after at a cost of over $200 each time.
They want me to give this in addition to the allergy serums, which I don't think have done any good in all this time. I would not have minded spending all this money on the dog if there were positive results, but he is exactly the same as the first day I took him there. I feel like I have just thrown the money away on all these tests, medications and serums.
The only time the dog ever has relief is when he is on steroids, but they don't want him on steroids because of long term risks.