Olive was put on prednisolone to help with obsessive itching. It has helped but after seeing one of our regular vets, she wasn't happy to keep her on steroids long term due to the damage they can do to her insides (vets words, not mine) we are now on a ten day course of apoquel to see how she responds and then will be given a six month script if she responds well Another question while I'm here please... her skin is truly awful at the moment, flaky and dry. We have been using coconut oil to help this but because she's black, it looks like she has dandruff. Are there any very mild shampoos or other treatments I could use to help her? Her legs are currently very discoloured due to her previously licking them through itchiness but I'm hoping her coat will recover over time.