On 4-1-2021 Dr Lehman prescribed me Galliprant 20 mg 1x daily for a 2 week trial. After 2 weeks of being on the medication I have been feeling better and momma noticed a reduction in me licking/biting my knees. On 4-14-2021 I had to go back to the dogtor to do a follow up appointment and get bloodwork done to ensure my body would tolerate the medication. We arrived and checked in over the phone.
I hear someone coming....
Its dogtor Wurster! He did a quick check of my raw spot and handed me back to momma. I sat on the bench listening contently.
Bloodwork came back WNL (within normal limits) and I was given refills of galliprant for 1 year as needed. I can taper off to 1 every other day or so as long as my pain stays under control. If I loose weight (#embarrassing) and get to 13 lb I can go to a 1/2 tablet every other day as needed.
He said the raw spot looked more allergies and with the change of seasons allergens were up. He offered me a new medication called Apoquel to help. I would continue zyrtec for a couple days and be on Apoquel 1 tablet 2x daily for 2 weeks as a loading dose. Discontinue my zyrtec. Then going to 1 tablet my mouth 1x daily thereafter. This will help with skin allergies, eye allergies, and seasonal flare ups.
Once finished up in the room we headed to the lobby to be discharged.
I wasn't able to socialize wif the other puppies due to covid and the "social distancing". #supersad
But we did take the opportunity to get a quick med picture. Ooops! BLEP!
Ahh thats better.
Thank you to Dr Lehman, Dr Wuster, techs, and office ladies for helping me get on track to feel better!