As some of you guys know, Rox suffers with allergies, she was prescribed Apoquel tablets in November and she's been on them since. After the initial period of having two tablets per day for a week, I reduced it to one per day for a further 4 weeks and the vet was very honest and helpful in saying that I could reduce it to one every other day, or every third day to reduce costs and it still be effective so I did reduce it to every other day. I have to say her skin has really improved since she's been on this, however I have researched it online and have scared myself with the scary long term side effects. Due to it working by dampening the immune system, there is an increased risk of infections and other issues such as lumps (possibly including cancerous ones I believe). So far the only side effect she's had is drinking a bit more, but it's not been very long. So now I'm faced with a really difficult decision, do I carry on with the tablets despite the risks? Or do I finish the pack and then speak to the vet about my concerns and choose allergy testing instead? (Although results with those can be unreliable/inacurrate so unsure if I'd want to do that). Or do I try to treat her at home with herbal remedies etc.? ....I had been trying this way before the apoquel but when she'd have her bad flare ups it was really awful to see and I hate seeing her so uncomfortable! Here was her last bad flare up, armpits were the worst.... She's 7 and a half now so hopefully she's still got many years left in her, I don't want her spending those years in discomfort, help! Does anyone else have experience with apoquel? Anyone's dogs been on it long term?