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First off I do not need dosing information... and I do not need to be told to call the vet- I already have and hence my questions. Our Jake has allergies- not horribly severe and currently controlled by a very low dose of temaril- P- which has a bit of prednisone in it. We have several options the vet has given us and are simply wanting to know if others have had good or bad experiences so we can decide what is best. We are debating having Jake allergy tested and getting the allergy shots. There are pros and cons to this... our vet said that depending upon what he is allergic to is how well the shots would work- might not help at all even or could be the perfect cure. To get him allergy tested we have to have him off the prednisone at least a month- but I will have to wean him and get him on something else for allergies until we are able to do the testing. We were offered clorampheneramine (an antihistamine I am sure I mispelled) )- I also inquired about the claritin- they had not heard that one but called back later to say it was an option but the information they found said it did not work in all situations. My question is should we just leave well enough alone- keep him on the Temaril- P (prednisone dose ranges from 1-2 mg per day depending upon how much I give him)- go for the allergy testing- or try something different that does not have the prednisone. From the research I've done the prednisone is so low that we should not have problems with Cushings or other drug induced disease- something I worry about.