Thank you Victoria for that information....
It appears that Sheba is extremely allergic to something...in many cases such as Sheba, since the normal regimen of medications have not helped her, she may be suffering from Atopy which is a generalized allergic reaction and will ONLY respond to Atopica (Cyclosporine).
Even though you do not see any fleas, Victoria, make sure to use a good flea control....they could be there causing a flea allergy and you may not know it. Have your vet recheck Sheba and consider testing and treating for Atopy.
will explain in more detail, Victoria.
Your vet will have to rule out parasites such as mites with a skin scraping and rule out an autoimmune disease with a skin biopsy. Lab work needs to be done to rule out a Hypothyroid condition that is common in this breed and causes skin issues. It appears, Victoria, that other testing needs to be done. Your vets have only given medications that they think may help but since this has not helped, have them pursue these other options so they know excatly what they are treating and then Sheba will be relieved of her suffering.
Does that make sense to you, Victoria?
Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please Reply so I can clarify for you
Sincerely, Dr. Loretta