Ear Allergy Help Needed
I have a 4 yr. old male GSD who has seasonal allergies that causes itchy ears (inside). Back in Feb. 14 I took him to vet for a Hematoma and it turned out the ear was also infected, impacted, etc. There was no smell or any sign of infection other than his ear was always itchy. Since the surgery for the problems, the vet put him on Prednisone. Initially it was 2 10mg per day. I now give him just one a day. Ears are fine, but he has gained alot of weight and is gets very tired after just a short walk. I want to get him off the prednisone and try something else. I have read about some people using Benedryl, Claritin, vitamin C and so forth. I would like to know what you think works best and what the dosage might be for a 90lb. GSD. He has been on a RAW diet since 6 months old. and I also give him salmon oil daily. He is my baby and I need to get him better without killing him with the prednisone.