|09-30-2013 02:51 AM|
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|09-30-2013 12:31 AM|
|Montu||Its year around but not usually this bad...maybe we'll just have to try a special diet..only problem is she is SUPER picky about food, it drives us crazy (has thrown up yellow bile from refusing to eat) I'm not sure how we would get her to eat a specific food with no other food added.|
|09-29-2013 09:08 PM|
If it is year round it still could be a food allergy. Food trials only work if she's on it for 3 months straight with absolutely nothing else added to the diet. Also the food and it's ingredients would need to be something she's never had before. The best thing to rule out food allergies is going on a hypoallergenic prescription diet for 3 months. Strictly with no other foods treats or table food. You can give Zyrtec or Claritin once a day and it may help some. Atopica is a med some dogs are on long term if the issue can't be figured out.
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|09-29-2013 07:40 PM|
Our Molly (2yrold) has allergies real bad. We tried temaril-p and it worked for a while but she would pee while sleeping or laying around,
We had her allergy tested and now giving her allergy shots every other day for 90 days. She has 2 mixes to be injected. Hopefully we can get down to once a month. Shes been on them for a week no notice of improvement yet.
|09-29-2013 01:24 PM|
My family's dog is a geriatric mutt with severe allergies. When he is living with them in Illinois he does not need any medication and is fine. When he stays with me down here in GA he MUST be on temaril-p daily to mediate his severe itching. Without it he requires a posture collar-style cone and he will eat off all the fur he can reach. Because he is only down here for a few months a year we have not done allergy injections. We have done a steroid injection, but due to his age we are not continuing. Long term use of inj. steroid is havoc in any dog, though.
We have quite a few dogs at the clinic who have been allergy tested (Liquid Gold) and have excellent success with the custom allergy injections. HOWEVER, some clients require twice-weekly injections to maintain, others just do twice-monthly or monthly after the initial onboarding.
|09-28-2013 11:43 PM|
Itching and temaril-p
So my gsd/rottie mix has always groomed/scratched a lot and had minor allergies...a few weeks ago though she made the base of her tail bleed...we took her to the vet and the vet had us try temaril-p (works) and an oatmeal shampoo (didn't work)
as soon as the temaril-p ran out she started itching again..so the vet had us start another round today. (3 tablets /12hrs then 3 tablets/daily then 3 tablets every other day)
My question is...what can I expect next? Is there another drug she can be on permanently or more long term?
We don't think its a food allergy because we have seen her itch across multiple brands of food and flavors (currently on orijen 6 fish/regional red)
So that leaves environmental ...but the thing is the allergies seem to be year around?
Would we benefit from doing an allergy test panel? I hear they can be expensive and inaccurate?