It sounds like your veterinarian has taken the appropriate first steps, given her history. If she judges that the diet trial has indeed ruled out food allergy, then she can guide you through your options for controlling atopic dermatitis (“allergies”), which include Atopica, regionally-specific immunotherapy (RESPIT), and allergy test-based immunotherapy. Your veterinarian may suggest a referral to a veterinary dermatologist, if you are seeking a second opinion.
Best of luck with her!
Dr. Plant’s answers in “Ask the SkinVet” are made without the benefit of a physical examination. Treatment should be based on these answers only after an examination by a qualified veterinary professional. For more information, see the web site of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology.
Jon D. Plant, DVM, DACVD
Board-certified veterinary dermatologist
SkinVet® Clinic, PLLC Lake Oswego, OR