|02-26-2014 09:27 AM|
Allergy results returned. She has some things that are in the "+++"/Extremely allergic to.
I commented on the things I know she is exposed to often and not so often but none the less exposed. I'm wondering if I should change her food to avoid the listed things she is exposed to. Her current diet is Wellness Core Ocean and she is doing so well on it, minus her hair loss and allergy attacks. Thoughts?!
For food: (Numbers are HERBU Allergen-specific IgE detected - =< 10 Negtive =>11 Positive)
+ Allergen-specific IgE detected.
++ High levels of allergen-specific IgE detected
+++ Very high levels of allergen-specific IgE detected.
Weeds: (Note, we have little to no weeds in our back yard, but we do hike and take nature trails which expose all below. Exposure is mainly in spring to early fall when her allergies are little to non-existent.)
Mites: (NOTE: Wife keeps house very clean, though I'm sure there is alot of exposure during the week days as dust builds)
|02-15-2014 08:45 PM|
So, just went through my receipts for the vet and she is on Ivermectin Max since vet suspected beef or chicken allergy which heart guard has in the chewable.
Secondly, we've had Dolly on Frontline since she was 6 months until late last year when she was overtaken by fleas and that is why we switched to k9 advantix 2.
We also took her to the vet in October due to flea issue and they gave her Comfortis Brown SINGLE which killed all the fleas.
|02-15-2014 08:15 PM|
Dolly is 2 and 1 month.
Heart guard is the only med she is currently on but has been on since she was a puppy.
We used k9 advantix 2 on her in December and have not used since after this happened.
|02-15-2014 07:57 PM|
Your vet didn't send thyroid blood work to Dodd's, am I correct? Idexx?
Did I miss your dogs age?
What else are you using on your dog? Spot-on HW/flea tick prevention or oral? What product
|02-15-2014 06:51 PM|
Dolly just had her blood work done for the full most comprehensive allergy test and we are waiting for the results now.
We've seen no improvement, in-fact, it is worse. She has been on Wellness Ocean since the beginning of January and have seen zero results other than her poop has improved 100 fold, does not smell bad (not that I'm checking just do not notice it anymore) and she has almost zero farts now.
We purchased a whole house humidifier and set it to 45% thinking it may be the humidity (was ~15-20% at installation) - no change.
I just snapped a picture of her fur about 10 minutes ago:
Whatever she has is killing her coat
|01-24-2014 04:49 PM|
|01-24-2014 01:47 PM|
You're a great pet parent
Hope you have some luck with the allergy testing.
|01-24-2014 01:19 PM|
|01-24-2014 11:52 AM|
Thyroid Results are in:
Total T4 - "2.2" [Acceptable Range: .8 - 3.5]
Three T4(?) - "19" [Acceptable Range: 8-40]
TSH - .14 [Acceptable Range: 0 - .60]
Thyroid Autoimmune(?) - 1% [Acceptable Range: < 10%]
So, the thyroid looks to be fine.. So, time to allergy test and head to the dermatologist to find out what is going on with the coat..
|01-22-2014 10:04 PM|
We found blood tests for allergies very helpful, saved us lots of time and our dog was able to have her symptoms relieved quickly. FYI, I am referring to environment allergies.
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