Q. Our 13 year old terrier healer mix has always had allergies and licks her back bald. She is on Apoquel. It did work for awhile. Uses Pedigree dogfood.
A. Pedigree isn't the best food for a dog with allergies. Place an e-collar (cone) on her to prevent further licking. Discuss food elimination trials, hydrolyzed diets and allergy testing with your vet. Consider adding an essential fatty acid supplement (usually a fish oil) to her diet to promote a healthy coat and skin. Search www.pet360.com for fish oil supplements.