I have a 4 y/o basset that has been diagnosed with atopic dermatitis. I don’t want to continue with the steroid treatment my vet prescribed because I know it has severe long term side effects.
I have him on antihistimines and I also have a teatree oil and aloe spray for his really itchy spots. We have also been giving him baths in oatmeal & aloe shampoo and conditioner.
He just seems miserble as his antihistimines wear off just before his next dose time.
What can I do to help him?
The steroids had nasty side effects while he was on them.
I don’t want to put him back on steroids and I have an alternative medicine book on dog allergies but I don’t know what to do right now.
Any advice out there?