I hope to do so when I can, but it's not an option right now. My current vet won't do it unless the dog is having extreme allergies and skin issues and the drugs and steroids aren't working. (Will be changing vets when I move....)
That, and while I have money saved for emergencies, I don't have the expendable income right now for major allergy testing for only mild "itchies".
I do think it's environmental, and something I don't have control over. I use/make my own all natural cleaners, don't use any kind of chemicals in my yard, nor do any of my neighbors to my knowledge. Even my own soaps and shampoos are of the homemade and/or all simple natural ingredient varieties. And all of which I have tested on a small part of her skin to see if they cause a contact allergy or rash, and nothing.
So, if environmental, it's something I cannot control (like plants or pollen or something), so, while a test will tell me for certain/confirm my suspicions, if it is something I can't control like some plants, I live in a rural area, and if all goes as planned, will be moving onto acreage. I can't micromanage every plant there....
But yeah. When I have the financial means, I do hope to test.
In the meantime, anybody have advice?
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