Simply put, an allergy is an overreaction of your immune system to something called an allergen. Allergens can come from plants, animals, insects, or food.
It’s the immune reaction that we see as symptoms of an allergy. Those include: – Itching all over or in specific areas – Rash – Coughing, sneezing, wheezing – Watery eyes, runny nose – Vomiting, diarrhea
Apoquel is an immune suppressant drug that helps to block the inflammatory reaction, specifically for the sensation of itchy. It is more specific than steroids so that you don’t see as many side effects.
Which medication is best for your dog depends on what you’re after. If your puppy has mild itchiness that comes and goes, Benadryl may be your best bet. If your dog has more long-term allergies that plague them seasonally or even year-round, Apoquel is probably a better choice.