One of my dogs is on 3 gabapentin and an onsior per day , she is starting to scratch a bit ( she didn't scratch before) & occasionally has sensitive spots on her sides & rubs her head , we then give her her medication and she is ok.
she doesn't scream and is quite cheerful when we go out but at what point should we consider putting her on something stronger , like steroids ? She does seem to be getting worse but obviously steroids have side effects so i'd rather keep them for when she really needs them.
my vet is not great so its a case of I tell them what I need and when .