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Wondering if anyone has used the ImmuneIQ Home Allergy Test Kit for their hounds and what the experience with it was?

 

Basically, you take a hair and saliva sample and mail it in for analysis. Rocket has allergies flaring up again and i'm considering trying it since it;s a fairly good deal through Groupon.

 

https://www.groupon.com/deals/immuneiq-3?utm_source=fac&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=US_DT_SOM_FAC_TIM_TTT_NF_CBP_CH1_NBR_x%2Afb6026622748495

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My boy sees a dermatologist for his allergies--I asked about some of these tests--she does not think they have accurate results and strongly advised against them. Here's a link to her page with the tests she recommends. My boy had the intradermal and the rast test done ( only because they couldn't believe he didn't show a positive response to grasses during the ID test).

http://mobile.njvetderm.com/services.shtml

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My boy sees a dermatologist for his allergies--I asked about some of these tests--she does not think they have accurate results and strongly advised against them. Here's a link to her page with the tests she recommends. My boy had the intradermal and the rast test done ( only because they couldn't believe he didn't show a positive response to grasses during the ID test).

http://mobile.njvetderm.com/services.shtml

 

Thanks!

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My Kramer had terrible allergies, and the vets I talked to said even the vet office allergy tests are not all that reliable with dogs. So I didn't bother. It's not like I could rid new england of, say, elm pollen!

 

I just treated his symptoms.

 

I did have a friend with an English Bulldog who got a monthly allergy shot after having had a huge battery of tests. They helped--some. But did not completely eliminate his allergies. That guy had a lot more money than I did to pay for "sorta helps" tests and shots.

 

Your mileage may vary.


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By performing intra dermal testing one will be able to develop the appropriate allergy vaccine. My dog has greatly improved because of the vaccine. You can never expect to have an 100% allergy free dog-no different than people-the goal is just to make them more comfortable improving their quality of life. I have actually been able to stop all the daily antihistamines, topicals, etc.. He has gone from miserable to comfortable in under one year.

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I used it for Taylor. The results backed up what I had surmised. Some were a surprise. For the price, you can't beat it -- gives you a starting point. the only other one I've used is Vari Gold which is probably the next step to see how good the home/inexpensive one is!

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Don , I just purchased something on groupon - can't remember the name now - but thought it might give insight for Snickers and her

never-ending eye/skin issues. Her skin is 98% better.. but her poor eyes are still so red and puffy! I'll let you know when I receive the

kit - and the results. :)

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So I'm reading this with great interest. We just adopted a new girl last Friday who came with allergies. They mostly manifest themselves with red, itchy eyes and redness on her snout. She spends a lot of time rubbing her nose and eyes with her front paws.

 

At first I thought "welcome to the Washington DC area, where EVERYONE develops allergies", but reading her adoption papers, she apparently had them when she was retired in Florida and it was noted that she went onto the hauler with them. The fosters here did visit a (regular) vet about them, and tried Benadryl, but it apparently made her fairly spastic so they took her off it (she's still spastic...). They had her on an herbal remedy that was added to her water, but I don't think it's doing all that much. She's been on a selection of different dry foods with the fosters, including grain-free Salmon-and-something from Costco, so I don't think it's food related, and my perception thus far is that she seems worse when she's excited - e.g. when we let her out of her crate first thing in the morning or if we're getting ready to go out for a walk, she seems to scratch and rub more.

 

I guess a visit to a dermatologist is in order. We're off to see Trixie's oncology specialist tomorrow: I'll check at that practice and see if they have dermatology as well. Would be nice to perhaps kill two issues with one visit.

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So I'm reading this with great interest. We just adopted a new girl last Friday who came with allergies. They mostly manifest themselves with red, itchy eyes and redness on her snout. She spends a lot of time rubbing her nose and eyes with her front paws.

 

At first I thought "welcome to the Washington DC area, where EVERYONE develops allergies", but reading her adoption papers, she apparently had them when she was retired in Florida and it was noted that she went onto the hauler with them. The fosters here did visit a (regular) vet about them, and tried Benadryl, but it apparently made her fairly spastic so they took her off it (she's still spastic...). They had her on an herbal remedy that was added to her water, but I don't think it's doing all that much. She's been on a selection of different dry foods with the fosters, including grain-free Salmon-and-something from Costco, so I don't think it's food related, and my perception thus far is that she seems worse when she's excited - e.g. when we let her out of her crate first thing in the morning or if we're getting ready to go out for a walk, she seems to scratch and rub more.

 

I guess a visit to a dermatologist is in order. We're off to see Trixie's oncology specialist tomorrow: I'll check at that practice and see if they have dermatology as well. Would be nice to perhaps kill two issues with one visit.

 

Go see Dr. Jeffers in Gaithersburg. He's awesome. You may want to see if Zyrtec will work better. Both of my boys are on it and it's seeming to help.


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I'd been thinking about doing allergy testing for Romey due to goopy, yucky poop with bouts of diarrhea. He also always had goopy, itchy eyes. I spoke to my friend that owns Treats Unleashed and she recommended this prebiotic / digestive enzyme that she's using to firm up her doxie's poop.

 

OptaGest

 

It's been working really well for his poop - it's almost normal. And, I mentioned to Kevin last night that even though his eyes are still goopy (they always have been since he raced) he's really not itching his eyes and face any more.

 

Might be worth a try? We mix 1/2 teaspoon with each meal. It will stick to the dry kibble if you mix it around.

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