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    Donna G B

    I have a fur senior that has so many allergies. Main: Egg, Beef, Potatoes (both white and sweet) shellfish and tomatoes. He’s 13 years old and I give him shots. I didn’t go into boarder line, like rice and a few others. Trees, weeds, bugs etc. He smelled like yeast most of the time and had spots of little red bumps that itched horrible. I started bathing him in a shampoo especially for killing yeast on the skin and you know, haven’t had one red spot or itching. He is also on a antihistamine but he was before and had the red spots anyway. Sometimes itching so bad that he got bigger sores and had to have medication. So, he was put on z/d dry and canned. I HATE SCIENCE DIET but I give it to him because I was to scared to try anything else. Well, I’m not anymore:
    How about his z/d dry and for canned: Wellness 95% meat: Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Salmon etc. Home cooked mixed vegetables and cooked oatmeal? I don’t know how to give him the right amounts but he is also on “Snip It’s” and I put him on Vetri Science Canine Plus Senior” do any of you think this would work? Not one thing he is allergic to. I hope you answer me. Thank You \: Donna from Iowa.

    • This topic was modified 7 years, 12 months ago by Donna G B. Reason: I put it on twice and was trying to deleat this one. So sorry!!!!
    #84861 Report Abuse

    What do you mean by “shots”? Allergen Specific Immunotherapy? That’s the only thing that helped my dog, plus frequent baths with Malaseb, Nutrisca Salmon and Chickpea dry food as a base works best (imo)
    Please use the search engine here and see my posts for “allergies”.
    Example: /forums/topic/allergies-test/


    If your dog has not been seen and skin tested by a board certified dermatologist I would suggest doing so, asap. The food may have absolutely nothing to do with his symptoms.

    #84862 Report Abuse

    If by shots you are talking about prednisone and benadryl, those are just band aid approaches.
    I would take the dog to a specialist, it will be cheaper in the long run (imo)

    What area are you in? Look for a veterinary school, call and ask for a referral.
    PS: Yes, it will cost a few bucks. It is what it is.

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    Donna G B

    Thank you very much, I appreciate your response.

    #84865 Report Abuse

    You are welcome. What does his regular vet recommend?

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    Hi I have a 7 nilly 8 yr old Staffy that has Seasonal Allergies & food Sensitivities IBD, last year I thought bugger this, MY Patch was ill with his stomach, he stunk like a yeasty old dog, had red paws, hive like lumps all over the white sections of fur, then I started to read about strengthen the Immune System 70% of our immune system is in our stomach & intestinal tract…. I started rotating kibbles & started cooking meals & feeding patch every thing, he was miserable & sick on vet diets, the Z/d Kibble made his yeast worse the vet diet kibbles have different ingredients to the wet tin vet diet, then this year he started to get better & I don’t know was it from rotating his foods & not leaving him on the same foods for more then 3-4 weeks, if giving him different fresh foods & fruit has strengthen his immune system but something worked…..
    Go with your heart & just do what feels right & your old boy will be happier, Patch still has his hive like lumps but they’re not itchy they are not bothering him, if his paws go red I get out the Hydrocortisone cream & the next morning his paws are all clear again & I also do weekly baths to wash off any allergens & pollens that might be on his skin/fur….

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