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  1. Just found out my dog is very allergic to dust mites via an allergy panel. He’s been itchy and uncomfortable to various degrees for a year. Currently very badly. He is on: cytopoint, apoquel, Royal Canin ultamino food, an anti-fungal, an anti-biotic he is improving steadily now that I know to deep clean my place and have set up a filter along with the medication. the point is: he’s been raising his hackles a lot at night. He naps a lot during the day inbetween walks and playtime and his hackles do not raise unless it’s around post dinner time and post final walk. So starting
  2. Does anyone have any recommendations for topical itch relief sprays or creams? For background- Ivor has been nibbling and scratching at his skin for the last few months (it started when he was shedding in the spring) He had a lot of dandruff while shedding so we upped his grooming and added sardines and coconut oil to his diet, and that cleared up the dry skin. However he still seems to be itching a little, and now has some thinning hair on one thigh and his tail. I'm a bit confused because most of his coat is lovely and shiny and his skin isn't dry or broken anywhere, just a little pink all o
  3. Lola is covered in large (the size of a quarter) reddish-pink hives. This started a few days ago as flat, pink areas on her belly, neck and inner thighs. Now they're all over, raised bumps. She's seems mildly uncomfortable, licking and occasionally scratching. I'm on my way to the vet for the third time now. She's taken Temaril P orally, injections of cortisone and antihistamine and yesterday a CADI (Canine Atopic Dermatitis Injection) shot. Vet put her on a prescription diet (Ultamino) which she refuses to eat. Can any other illnesses/diseases/conditions besides allergies present with hi
  4. Lola has been an itchy girl since she came home in August. It began with her anus. She did have hooks and has taken 4 rounds of Panacur. I'm taking a fecal sample to the vet on March 26th. Anal glands are not the issue. Lately though, the itching has spread to her flanks, belly, and face. All of her skin looks healthy - no lumps, bumps or rashes. Before we put her on an HP prescription diet, the vet offered the CADI injection and it appears to be working. The effects can last a month or more at $122.00 a pop, which is, thank God, within my reach. Anyone had experience with the CADI (Ca
  5. Before we talk about canine vaccination schedules, first let's talk about poop! You'll have to excuse my french as I'm a retired RN and BM's are very near (but not so dear) to me! Let's just say that although some of this post may be speculation, poop analysis is my specialty! I fostered 3 retired racers (from Florida) over the last 4 months and adopted #4... GM's Felix! (I failed at fostering as they say!) Interesting fact: All of the 4 dogs had (and have) EXACTLY the same bowel patterns (progressively worse diarrhea as the day progresses.) No matter what I fed (feed)
  6. Hey Everyone - I'll admit that after everything we went through with Maya (rare intestinal cancer) I was hoping to have a couple of hounds with no intestinal issues. It appears this is not to be. If you wouldn't mind I will recap a synopsis of what's been going on and would love some opinions, experiences, and thoughts about what could be plaguing Ashe. It's a long read but I could really use some advice. Thanks everyone! - leigh Synopsis: Pup: Ashe 4yr (almost) male Problem 1: A recurring problem with seasonal allergies (undiagnosed - assumed allergies). He will just break
  7. I recently adopted a greyhound and seem to be experiencing some allergies. has anyone ever used a product called Allerpet-D on there dog? Any other thoughts to cut down on dog dander or ideas that may have helped you with pet allergies? I'm taking Zyrtec with some relief but still a little itchy and stuffy.
  8. Hi everyone, Winnie, who just turned 4, has been having soft stool for the past three weeks or so. It started with a bout of explosive diarrhea, which resolved relatively quickly after I put her on a rice and pumpkin diet for a few days. But then every time I tried switching to her normal kibble her stool will get totally loose, unless I mix it with massive amounts of pumpkin. I have been feeding her Zignature (grain-free, potato-free, limited ingredient) for about 6 months with good results and I don’t know what could have suddenly gone wrong, assuming the problem is her kibble. I tried s
  9. Seamus, who is ten, currently takes Gabapentin, 300 MG and Tramadol, 50 MG, for hind end pain. Because he is still having a lot of trouble getting up and down from his bed, the vet suggested adding an anti-inflammatory to see if we can get him more comfortable. On Sunday, we tried 150 MG of Vetprofen (generic Rimadyl), and he had a bad reaction to it within a few hours of taking it--itching, hives, swelling, anxiety, and restlessness. Are there other drugs in that category that might be better tolerated? I am guessing that the allergic reaction was to the other ingredients and not the actual m
  10. Hi Everyone. I have recently been told it is not uncommon for greys to have patches of hairless skin. Our recent 4yr old rescue, Sally, came to us with six patches of hairless skin on her hind quarters, her legs and underbelly. We first thought it may be a food allergy, so we changed to better food. That didn't have any effect. Next we had her examined at the vets, who prescribed a course of steroids, which also had no effect. Then I read something about natural coconut oil on a doggy hebalist site, which suggested this product is very good for the canine skin. I tried it on two of the six pat
  11. Doug's had pink, inflamed paws for a whole year (started 5-6 months after he joined our household). After trying allergy pills, sprays, food changes, fungal shampoos, post-walk wipe downs, etc etc, the only thing that seemed to help was a short prednisone course. We visited a pet dermatologist today; he recommended an environmental allergy test and, from those results, immunotherapy shots. Before spending money on tests and shots, and putting Doug through the discomfort involved in that, I'd like to exhaust all other options. His paws always look worse after walks, so I suspect a key culpr
  12. Hi everyone, Saliva stains on Winnie's face are driving me nuts. As much as I try to keep her cheeks reasonably clean, those brown, sticky stains will just not go away. I understand this is due to some kind of red yeast growth related to the particular chemistry of some dogs' saliva, and hence must be connected to the dog's diet. I feed Winnie Blue Buffalo grain free dry food (Freedom or Wilderness), which is supposed to be one of the best (and pricey) dog food out there, but I was wondering if the heavy yeast growth might be in some way connected to that food. Sometimes Winnie also starts
  13. What are the symptoms of allergies? Is it something that comes on all of a sudden or builds up over time? Bunny keeps licking his right front paw over and over again!
  14. I have a newly whelped greyhound that's 2 1/2 and I can't figure out what to feed him. I know he enjoys chicken because that's what he's always been fed, and when I tried feeding him turkey food, he didn't enjoy it much. But I'm SUPER health conscious and an avid (sometimes anxious) reader and have read that many dogs are allergic to corn, soy, gluten, and/or grain. AND, I know that if it's not organic, it's pumped with hormones, chemicals, antibiotics, other additives, and SODIUM (the big one for UTIs, which my dog has ALREADY gotten since I got him, feeding him BLUE BUFFALO no less). I even
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