|12-31-2013 05:03 PM|
Pyratemom I was asking the OP
Here is a new drug that will be available soon to treat allergies:
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|12-31-2013 04:39 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 10:50 AM|
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.
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|12-31-2013 10:12 AM|
|12-31-2013 10:07 AM|
|12-31-2013 09:50 AM|
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 01:13 AM|
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 01:08 AM|
|pets4life||My vet said allergy do not get worse and that they stabilize as they become adults?|
|12-28-2013 11:48 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 11:38 AM|
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