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Joined: 12/31/1969
User offline. Last seen 42 years 37 weeks ago.

I have a four year old beagle mix. Every fall, as soon as the first leaves fall off the trees, she develops skin allergies. Her feet get itchy, and she develops yeast infections in her ears. She licks her feet almost constantly. The vet put her on an anti-fungal, which clears up the ears, and Atopica for the itchy feet. The Atopica, which works very well for her, costs me anywhere between $75 and $100 per month. Our economic situation is worse now than it was last year, and we can no longer afford the Atopica. Is there anything else I can do for my dog that won't cost me $1000+ per year? The vet said there are no other products available, but there HAS to be something else I can try.

Joined: 12/31/1969
User offline. Last seen 42 years 37 weeks ago.

My rat terrier also has horrible allergies all year long. He was on many medicines but the one that worked best was Atopica. It cleared his skin up great but occasionally made him sick. I got to a point where I couldn't afford it anymore and had to stop. His skin did get worse but he seems ok now. He used to be on Hydroxicine and it worked well and didn't make him sick. He had to take it three times a day. The best thing that a vet told me to do was to rinse him off every night after going outside to get all the allergens off of him. Just a rinse since the soap can irritate his skin as well. He hates baths but it does help his skin. Hope this helps. Hope your doggie feels better with the allergies!