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Allergy dog

Discussion in 'Raw Food Diets' started by leilaquinn, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I have recently discovered that witch hazel helps my Doug's red itchy bumps. The Pharmacist warned me not to put it on open wounds. However, she has similar bumps and it is helping.
  2. leilaquinn

    leilaquinn Good Dog

    Thanks! Unfortunately where ever he is itching on a given day he seems to tear into so fast that the skin is broken before I know it.

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  3. leilaquinn

    leilaquinn Good Dog

    Cautiously optimistic, less itching! I think the antimicrobial shampoo the vet prescribed was overkill, I may have been working against myself and drying him out making not yeasty areas itchier.

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  4. honeybee

    honeybee Puppy

    Have you tried giving a probiotic? I give my dogs greek yogurt with their food. It's really good to balance the gut flora and strengthen the immune system.

    Also, have you tried benadryl when he is having a flare up? I know from personal experience that benadryl is the best medicine for allergies. I am allergic to almost everything. It's not preventative, but it lowers the histamine in the body really quickly.

    There are also several different supplements which help stabilize histamine levels, one
    I think is quercetin. Vitamin C also helps to stabilize the histamine in the body.

    In my case I am allergic to almost every type of mold there is. When it is overcast outside and it gets humid, the mold spore count in the air goes up and my allergies become intolerable. My sinuses swell up, I break out in rashes and sometimes I get hives. I don't always have all 3 symptoms, sometimes just one or two.

    So you may want to keep in mind that it could be something in the air that your dog is breathing in and not as related to food as you think. Maybe if you keep a journal, you will start to notice a pattern.
  5. honeybee

    honeybee Puppy

    As far as itching goes - I know that with me I really can't help it. I used to itch so much that my skin would literally start to bleed and I wouldn't even realize it. The key for me was to keep my histamine levels low because sometimes it was impossible to know what was triggering me.

    I know that I am relating my personal experiences, but just thought I would share it and maybe it will help you with your dog.

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