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Old 08-13-2014, 12:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Allergic to Human Dander

Just found out Shepard is allergic to several things but the worst is Human Dander. Medication to suppress immune system makes me nervous. Does anybody have a some help for a direction I could go in?
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How old is your dog? I had a dog with loads of allergies such as forage mites found in dog food and dust mites which would be similar to human dander. He was diagnosed at 4 mths old and the vet tried all sorts of drugs including immunotherapy, none of which seemed to work.
For the forage mites I ended up rinsing his food in boiling water - problem solved for free! For the dust mites he got a waterproof bed, all cushions were removed from the house and we eventually got rid of carpets completely. I would say by the time he got to 3 or 4 yrs he was pretty much fine. A large part of his problem was bacterial infection from scratching so we quickly realised if we could catch a bald patch or persistent scratching it stopped the spread of the irritation. We got a vortisoid steroid spray which we sprayed directly on to the bit he was nibbling or scratching and that seemed to do the trick. This dog was was at least 30% bald from irritation but after all the above he had a beautiful glossy coat and was scratch free.

It's a horrible thing for you and the dog to deal with. Good luck.
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