X19er. No I haven't seen any change in water consumption or any side effects at all. With steroids even a super low dose makes her pee and drink like crazy so I never used those for more than a day. I just can't say enough good things about this med. it was almost weird to see my dog all of a sudden stop itching and lay quietly.
My Luna was at the vet today for hip screening, and I asked about the Apoquel. They have already ordered it from the US, so that is great to know. They also drew blood and sent it to the US for allergen screening. I am really hopeful that relief for her is just around the corner.
Although Dino is still coming off the steroids the Apoquel does seem to be doing wonders. He still had a degree of itchiness going on even on the steroids and this seems to be gone, I've not seen him scratch, lick or rub at his face for days.
Disappointingly though his ulcer is showing no signs of healing whatsoever so he's booked in to get his third eye lid stitched closed to aid the healing process on Wednesday, my poor boy it was all I could do not to burst into tears in front of the vet. Our first boxer boy had to get this done and was thoroughly miserable throughout the entire process. So going to be a long day on Wednesday till he's back home.