The shots definitely helped A LOT with Elsie, but we still need to take steps to minimize the allergens in our home. Elsie is also allergic to dust – which often means dust mites. We’ve found that using dust mite covers on our mattresses and pillows helped us, so if Napoleon sleeps near your bed, it’s possible it could help him too. You’ll want to regularly wash Napoleon’s bedding too. The dehumidifier is also supposed to be very good at keeping down the mites – we use ours throughout the year, as we live in a pretty humid climate. Keeps down mold too (another allergen). I guess there isn’t one right answer, we all just need to try to find the best combination of steps that works for our pet and our family.
I have small Yorkie that was rescued from a shelter, she started off as a foster but had so many issues, she’s become that “forever foster”. I have gone through all kinds of diets, benadryl, claritan, steroids, etc. with her. I finally came across info on Atopica and decided to try this for her. The meds just came today, so we are hopeful it will help. She has severe allergies, chews feet/legs till they bleed. Switching to a raw food limited ingredient seems to help, but if this does not work for her, it becomes a quality of life issue. We will stay hopeful.