I don’t know what is going on but itchy paws seems to be happening to everyone this time of year. Winston usually gets itchy irritated feet during the fall…but it is much worse this year…he has been taking apoquel(sp?) … My question is, is there any long term side affects from being on this medicine for a longer time? He doesn’t show any immediate side effects like vomiting or lack of appetite. How do dogs livers and kidneys hold up when it comes to taking medicine?