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  • Dog skin allergies?

    15 posts, 9 voices, 1047 views, started Mar 14, 2010

    Posted on Sunday, March 14, 2010 by Kimo04




    • Amethyst
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      My poor black lab is constantly scratching his face. He scratches with his paws or rubs his face on the side of the couch, sometimes the side of the house ( ouch!), against my legs.... I’m nervous he’s going to start losing hair.  Clearly, I’ll be taking him to the vet to get tested... but I’m curious if it is a ‘lab’ thing.  He only gets good dog food- not people food.  Anyone have any good sites to gather more info... or maybe supplements to try...let me know. :)





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          Nicol Chaplin wrote Mar 14, 2010
        • One of my friends dogs has allergies too, she took him to the vet who suggested changing his food and now he is doing much better!!!
          Hope he feels better soon.
          Nicol.



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          Sunflower69 wrote Apr 4, 2010
        • Hello,

          Your pet could have environmental and/or food allergies. How did the testing come out? Food wise, my guy ended up being allergic to lamb, barley, corn and oats, all very common dog food and treat ingredients.

          What do you mean by “good food.” Many commercial grade dog food is filled with fillers that are terrible for dogs. Even prescription diets can contain less than quality ingredients like by-products, parts of the animals you wouldn’t want to see listed as actual ingredients, things like hooves, beaks, hair. Have you looked into foods that contain only human grade ingredients? Some good choices are Canidae, Wellness, and California Natural. If he does have food allergies, check those ingredients. Along with quality veterinarian care, these foods have surely aided my pups in their long lives and youthful looks

          For the seasonal allergies my pup takes Hydroxzine (sp) during the Spring/Summer. Ask your vet about it.  

          Hope your pup is doing better. Let us know what you found out. estatic



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          Kimo04 wrote Apr 5, 2010
        • Thanks all for your input... very helpful!  My dog apparently doesn’t have anything severe, no food issues...etc.... skin looked good... going to try some antihistamines for the season and see how it works.....  :)



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          Lisa Brown wrote Apr 12, 2010
        • Termagsea, thanks for the info on the Benedryl.  My black lab has horrible allergies we’ve tried changing to all natural food with none of the known allergerns and $2+ a can and that didn’t work.  Then we took him to the Vet and he started get the allergy shots a couple of years ago...but we just can’t afford the shots right now.  We already had the Benedryl in the house so we tried it and he is much better!!!!  Thank you so much!

          Lisa



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          Lisa Brown wrote Apr 12, 2010
        • Well my vet charged the office visit, the shot, and then an RX to boot, so, we couldn’t get out of there for under $200.



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          Mztracy wrote Apr 12, 2010
        • stop feeding them food made with cornmeal and gluten and it will go away. At least it did for my dogs.



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          Kmarie wrote Apr 12, 2010
        • My dog has seasonal allegeries just like mine except his shows as skin rashes, or hot spots. I am using Vet’s+Best Natural Formula Hot Spot Foam to stop the itching which is a mixture of Tea Tree Oil and Aloe Vera.  If it is am open area I use the sentry petrelief anti-bacterial spray which helps prevent topical infections caused by skin allergies, scrapes and abrasions. If it does not improve within 48 hours I then take my dog to the Vet.



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          Lisa Brown wrote Apr 14, 2010
        • Yeah, the $200 was killin us but, I am glad to report the benedryl is still workin out well.  Thanks again Term.



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