What are the side effects of Apoquel for dogs?
Apoquel side effects listed for dogs in the product insert include: vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, anorexia, SQ or dermal masses (unspecified), decreased leukocytes, decreased globulins, and increased cholesterol and lipase.
Why is Apoquel bad for my dog?
Do not use APOQUEL in dogs less than 12 months of age or those with serious infections. APOQUEL may increase the chances of developing serious infections, and may cause existing parasitic skin infestations or pre- existing cancers to get worse.
What time of day should I give my dog Apoquel?
Apoquel® can be given with or without food. For some dogs, we prescribe it twice daily (morning and night) for a short period of time, then reduce to once per day. For others, we start at once per day. If given once daily, it can be given either morning OR night, depending on when your dog seems most itchy.
How long can a dog take Apoquel?
How long can my dog use Apoquel? The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not placed any time restrictions on the use of Apoquel. Your dog can continue to be treated with Apoquel as long as your veterinarian recommends. In a study, dogs were treated with Apoquel for more than 2 years.