We never really explored what the underlying issue was. Initially, I thought it was a seasonal allergy because he has had itchiness problems in the fall before. So we assumed that's what it was. But we have now had cold enough weather that I would have thought any outdoor allergies such as ragweed would have ended. Nothing inside has really changed except, of course, the furnace is now on. But I am pretty good at replacing filters etc. Anyway, the point is, I'm not sure why he is itchy. He also seems to be shedding a fair bit although he is a very thick coated dog and I'm not sure whether he is in fact shedding more or it's just my imagination.
Any thoughts on where I should go with this? I am thinking of asking to put him on apoquel longer term although it seems to be horribly expensive. I may inquire about getting the prescription from the vet but buying the pills from Costco as I know this dramatically reduced the cost on some drugs we've used before with previous dogs. Anyway, any thoughts are welcome. I hate to see my poor baby itching and rubbing his face etc but hate to think that this might be a long-term problem
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