Can you use human vitamin supplements for the pups or do you need one especially manufactured for animals?
We had shep at 75mg doses, didn't notice any personality changes, or drowsiness.Do you notice any drowsiness or personality changes in your dogs with the Hydroxyzine?
Yep...went through same thing, except mine has winter itch (8 months of year, gets progressively worse...steroid shot 1 x only (wouldn't do pills), fish oil, LID, vit.e changed to raw...still winter itch. Jan. 2009 1st trip to Holistic vet said the body is toxic and it didn't get that way overnight. The immune system needs help she scripted "Astragalas Root", I continued With Vit e. and fish oil and b-complex along with pancreatic enzyme fall/winter 09 into 2010 - winter itch.Hi Everyone,
Been a while since I posted last. Ramsay has been through **** and back.
I firmly believe his allergies have 100% been cause by idiot vets and our lack of knowledge trusting in them. Ramsay was given shot after shot with booster shots on top (one time our old vet gave him a 5 in 1 shot) over the last 2 years. We have had an itchy dog right since almost day 1 with him.
We tried different kibbles, cheap stuff to the $100 bag stuff... nothing worked. Ramsay then went on an all raw food diet eliminating poultry and still nothing. So now he has raw poultry and beef to mix things up. Last November the vet recommended a dose of prednisone with a 1 month oral dose twice a day there after. This I swear would have killed our dog if we let the full month continue. This is where I truly started to do my research and I feel confident in putting the blame on the vaccines.
Since then we have had Ramsay visit a horticultural all natural vet. We have had our buddy on several different things including a spleen support, benadryl, omega 3 oil (already in his raw food but gave him additional dose), engystol and one more I cant remember the name of.
I feel our buddy is stuck with this extreme itchy that results in patches of fur coming off his ears and head from the constant itching.
There has been a few people recommend Hydroxyzine on the board here... is this all natural? Does it have any side effects?
We love our buddy and we just want him to be itch free. He loves to swim, and this usually gets us a few hours after of itch free time.
The testing was a skin test, but allergy shots were never offered to me. Instead they would send me on my with a bag full of medication every visit... I didn't know any better at the time, but now it has me pretty mad.AAndrews, was Madison seen by a dermatologist vet or a primary care vet? Was the allergy test based on blood-work or intradermal skin testing?
My dog started seeing a dermatologist vet in spring 2009 for pollen-related skin allergy. She did intradermal skin testing on my GSD and started her on allergy shots. My dog just had a follow-up with her dermatologist vet a couple of weeks ago. The dermatologist said that since my GSD had been symptom-free for almost 3 years, she recommended us to stop her allergy shots and released her.
Something to consider Re: supposed "allergies"
You should read all on this link page, but scrolling down to part 2 it explains "histamine" Now my dog was itchy this year at time he isn't itchy...there are a # of factors for this (too deep to get into for this thread), however...I restarted a good quality B-complex - specifically a "no flush" niacin and "methyl" b-12 in the combo. Also, I re-started Magnesium (and recently additional B-12/folate but because of sketchy belly - usually b-12 deficient if poop issues). The itch has resolved...he gets winter itch, but I think it's fat related so I am pre-empting this season w/coconut oil as well for other reasons (pancreas health)...anyhow
Enzymes & Methylation
The start...part 2 goes like this...
Part 2: Histamine
I spent a ton of time looking into this. Here are some of the results. Please take all of this in context of everything else, these biochemical reactions are all intertwined and complex.
I was wondering WHY would histamine levels tell you about methylation function?
Methionine is a methyl carrying amino acid + ATP/magnesium = SAMe.
SAMe goes throughout the body delivering methyl groups to over 400 different reactions.
One way histamine is de-activated (eliminated) is by receiving a methyl group from SAMe. So if there is low methylation, there is low SAMe, and the histamine levels are higher because of the lack of methyl groups to deactivate it. If there is high methylation, there is higher amounts of SAMe, and lots of histamine can be deactivated........................................................
AND everyone thinks their dog is allergic to chicken:wild: