Help with Allergies
I started my 18 mo old male GSD dog on RAW a year ago because of chronic yeast infections in his ears. I had gone grain free, and tried everything else and everyone suggested RAW to get rid of his allergies. Things have improved with his ears, but he is still getting yeast infections in between his toes. He has now twice had the pad of his paw actually peel off because of him licking them so much. I have tried using a foot powder for althlete's foot on his feet, he is totally grain free obviously. He mostly eats red meat products including bone and organs (took chicken out of his diet). I don't use any products on my lawn, he doesn't sleep on any towels. What am I missing? What can I try? Thank you!
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Sorry I don't have any experience with dog allergies, just human :)
Try contacting Michelle (Jax08) as she not only feeds raw but raw honey as a natural remedy to help deal with allergies with her GSD
Here's a link to a thread:
Maybe isn't chicken but beef he is allergic to. It could be an allergy to both chicken and beef. It happens. If the areas he seems to have symptoms is only on his feet now it may very well be he is allergic to the type of grass in your lawn. These are just guesses. The only way you are probably going find out is to do allergy testing. Which may or may not be conclusive. For all our advances when can't seem to allergy test with great reliability. It seems. like humans, dogs that have allergies, are usually allergic to more than one thing.
Allergies are a pain in the behind to say the least. Finding out what they are from is more than frustrating for most of us. Hopefully others here will chime in and have more to add and help find an answer for you.
Best of luck!
Oh... be patient on responses to your post. Must members work during the day during the week. I'm sure you will get more responses this evening.
Itchy feet can be from environmental allergies. Have you tried soaking or spraying half ACV and water on dogs feet once coming in from yard? They also make wipes called "wipe out" that are used on cow's teats that work well. I deal with the same crap.
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(let me know if you'd like more info on this)
Try pure organic virgin coconut oil. It's sold at health food stores. You can feed it (most dogs love the taste), as well as rub it on paw pads/noses/ears/etc.
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