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12-31-2013 04:03 PM
Heidigsd Pyratemom I was asking the OP

Here is a new drug that will be available soon to treat allergies:

https://online.zoetis.com/US/EN/Prod....FcFxpmVP.dpbs

Blog | Dermatology for Animals - Part 1
12-31-2013 03:39 PM
pyratemom My vet does not specialize in dermatology but he has studied and taken extra classes in it so I trust him. If I didn't I wouldn't be going to him.
12-31-2013 09:50 AM
Heidigsd
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My vet said allergy do not get worse and that they stabilize as they become adults?
Is the veterinarian you are seeing a dermatologist?

I am just telling you about my experience with two dogs with allergies that were/are treated by two very good dermatologists. I don't know why your vet has a different approach to treating allergies.

My Heidi was first diagnosed in 1998 and received her shots for 11 years. I did try to take her off the shots once (stupid advise from a so called holistic vet) and we had to put her back on.

Read down to prognosis: What is Atopy? | Dermatology for Animals - Part 1

Good luck
12-31-2013 09:12 AM
pyratemom
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When you give allergy serum shots, you are putting a concoction of what they are allergic to into the dog which eventually will desensitize them from what they are allergic to. So the shots aren't usually for life but a period of time. Usually 18 months seems to be the time-frame for most dogs, but it is an individual thing. My serum was always kept in the fridge. I let it get room temp before injecting it.

Certain times of year have my dog showing more symptoms as her allergies are environmental. After her round of Pred recently, she seems to be doing pretty good, no licking, chewing paws or shaking her head. I hope it lasts!

I haven't given any benedryl since the pred either. We have snow on the ground and I run air cleaners (she's allergic to dust mites inside) so it may be short lived until the spring season.
The auto immune shots I had would mostly help Raina get over her airborne allergies my vet told me. The food allergies would stay but we have found food that covers that. She is allergic to dust mites and other bug bites too so I wonder what will happen in the spring as well.
12-31-2013 09:07 AM
pyratemom
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the only thing that works and makes my dog very good and perfect is cylosprine

pyrate my vet told me the syrum cant be cold and that would ruin it?

its a 18 month treatment? maintaining is once a month for life.

IS her reacting to when the needle goes in because its cold?
I don't know if you are referring to the same serum I used. The one I used had to be kept in the fridge but could be let to warm up slightly before the shot. The needle wasn't the problem- it wasn't cold, the serum was cold until I warmed it up in my hand. The needles were kept separately outside the fridge. It was an 18 month treatment, not lifetime.
12-31-2013 08:50 AM
onyx'girl When you give allergy serum shots, you are putting a concoction of what they are allergic to into the dog which eventually will desensitize them from what they are allergic to. So the shots aren't usually for life but a period of time. Usually 18 months seems to be the time-frame for most dogs, but it is an individual thing. My serum was always kept in the fridge. I let it get room temp before injecting it.

Certain times of year have my dog showing more symptoms as her allergies are environmental. After her round of Pred recently, she seems to be doing pretty good, no licking, chewing paws or shaking her head. I hope it lasts!

I haven't given any benedryl since the pred either. We have snow on the ground and I run air cleaners (she's allergic to dust mites inside) so it may be short lived until the spring season.
12-31-2013 12:13 AM
pets4life the only thing that works and makes my dog very good and perfect is cylosprine

pyrate my vet told me the syrum cant be cold and that would ruin it?

its a 18 month treatment? maintaining is once a month for life.

IS her reacting to when the needle goes in because its cold?
12-31-2013 12:08 AM
pets4life My vet said allergy do not get worse and that they stabilize as they become adults?
12-28-2013 10:48 AM
pyratemom I did the autoimmune shots for Raina for her airborne allergies. We made it through the whole 18 months treatment period just a couple months ago and I don't see any allergies bothering her yet. I did let the serum warm up a little after I put it in the syringe I held it in my hand a couple minutes so it wouldn't feels so cold going in. By the end of the treatment. She would just sit and let me pull up the the skin on her neck and inject the serum.Then she would get treats and lots of praise. Never had any trouble after the first few times and she got used to it. She is also easy to give pills to because of the way I taught her.
12-28-2013 10:38 AM
Heidigsd
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You have to do weekly for life?
Yes, treatment is for life. As far as I know allergies usually get worse as they get older.
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