Interesting event--Maizy was scratching away, as so many of her basset pals are at this time. However, hers got red and raw and was spreading. So her vet put her on Termeril (?sp), which is a combo antihistamine and steroid. The good news--it helped her itching immediately. The bad news (the kind that sneaks up on you) is she became incontinent--usually in her sleep and on one of many chairs, sofas and beds she tends to sleep on (not her own of course). After deciding, with her vet, that we could safely and quickly wean her off it, we did. We just spent three days chasing her around, feeling her botton when asleep, and considered pampers! Just some knowledge to share if any of you get this drug--watch out.