He's has skin, grain and seasonal allergies. Anyone have a dog with symptoms like this.
If so, how are you addressing these issues.
If so, how are you addressing these issues.
My vet said giving an antihistamine allergy pill is ok--DEPENDING ON size. I would certainly ask your vet about that. -1800petmeds
Golden doodleI have 5 dogs. Two have skin allergies to fleas. I Frontline the outta them. It helps with the scratching and chewing for the most part. One dog has bald spots from chewing, the other not so much. One is more allergic I guess. Normal bathing with oatmeal shampoo and Frontline are the best I can do for them. I live in the woods so fleas and ticks are rampant. When I lived in the city I would treat the lawn too. It's pointless here.
What kind of dog do you have? I do love me some doggies.
I never thought about it being behaviorally triggered, that's very possible. He's a golden doodle so has some retriever in him. He's very attached to me as well. Hmmm maybe on to something here. ThanksWe have two retired service dogs, both of them are Golden Retrievers. These are the first two dogs we have ever owned that have had allergies.
The female Golden has grain allergies so we avoid all foods with grain and have fed both dogs Orijen dog food for years with great success.
Our male Golden has had a history of hotspots where he begins licking a particular spot, typically on his right front leg. I have always attributed this to separation anxiety when I am absent for long periods due to work. Almost every episode has started shortly after I leave to be on film location for one to five weeks. Our vet has successfully treated him with a round of low dosage steroids and antibiotics and he's usually good to go for another three to eight months without reoccurrence. Our vet states hotspots are typically an allergic reaction to some agent in the dog's environment, but he realizes how attached our male dog is to me and concedes his hotspots are behaviorally triggered when I am gone.
Thanks for all the help. He has severe allergic disorder and the vet thinks its related to food. He's on ultamino right now and he's on an elimination diet. It seems to have helped but over six weeks now have passed and he has brown sores near his tail and legs. He's been biting his feet too. The vet thinks he has a combination of skin allergy and environmental allergies. It's very frustrating.
Ok great thanks for the suggestions!If it's food allergy just keep trying different grain free foods (and grain free treats) until you can eliminate that source.
If it's an allergy pollen in your yard or extended environment check first for ear infections and stay on top of treating the ear infections. They can lead to biting and licking other areas. Keeping your dogs nails trimmed and filed can help with scratching. Also as weird as it sounds use a hand wipe with aloe to wipe all of your dog's paws after it comes back indoors to remove the allergens.
I wonder about the food allergy thing. My Dad kept a kennel of hunting dogs, racing dogs, an show dogs-so I scooped a lot of poop, dipped them for fleas, and we'd give them shots to. I hated that crap, because my two older brothers closer in age so could split but myself I was stuck with all the crap by myself. Never heard of a food allergy then and good grief I've seen dogs eat and drink crap that would make a billygoat puke with no harm (even eat another dog). I enjoyed taking care of animal facilities while in grad school-mice and hamster are sweet, rabbits mostly but some mature bucks will eat you alive. I was terrified of one-my professor would glove up and handle the beast. I'd always think of Monty Python-I don't believe they were joking LOL.
Oh I’m just hesitant cause I’d had never heard of it but science is about discovery. Allergy expression has changed in humans to and we have coevolved together as we domesticated them. Dogs share many human diseases and because of their genetics is one of the best animal models for human disease, use to use in cardiovascular research to but due to societal norms dropped it.I used to feel the same way about canine food allergies. I've had dogs my entire life with zero issues, so I thought it was all a bunch of hooey. But when we began fostering our two service dogs years ago I changed my mind. Just a small amount of food with grain triggers her symptoms. Once we got our female Golden on a proper diet her symptoms disappeared.
Oh I’m just hesitant cause I’d had never heard of it but science is about discovery. Allergy expression has changed in humans to and we have coevolved together as we domesticated them. Dogs share many human diseases and because of their genetics is one of the best animal models for human disease, use to use in cardiovascular research to but do to societal norms dropped it.
Man's that's spot on. When I was young I was shocked how a breeder would extinguish (for a better word) any dog even suspected of a genetic frailty. I thought it was cruel but it is "selective breeding". I think with more sympathy the dogs have been adopted so live on to pass their genetics which can inadvertently pollute a germ line. Behind our kennel was a doggy graveyard-I'd probably be in prison since I was often the hit man. I didn't like it-obeying orders and I did adopt two of them. Oh lord now I'll be known as the dog killer (I love dogs-all my whole family have indoor family dogs). Hey I cried a few times I didn't like it-it was that or my Dad shoot me LOL.This and there's a lot of people who don't know jack about selective breeding, so they compound poor canine lineages and health issues.
Some dogs ought not ever be bred due to hereditary conditions.
When I was growing up I never personally knew anyone who had a peanut based allergy. Now its common place.