Dog allergies symptoms and treatment

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Avatar m tn Dog allergies are very common and due to saliva of the dog. “Allergy to dogs is relatively common, as dog allergen can be found in public places, including daycare facilities.” “For people with dog allergy, avoidance of dogs is the mainstay of therapy. Allergy medications are likely to help control symptoms, but in many instances symptoms may persist if the person owns one or more indoor dogs. Allergy shots may also be a good treatment option for people who are allergic to their pet dogs.
Avatar f tn The three types of underlying allergies are parasite (fleas, mites), food allergy, and pollen/dust allergies. If your dog is already on a good flea control such as Advantage or Revolution, then parasites are less likely. Options to treat allergies are to continue to treat symptoms with medications such as antihistamines, fatty acids, bathing, antibiotics, occasional steroids, etc, or to identify and treat the underlying cause.
Avatar f tn My 3 year old has seasonal allergies and eczema. We recently got a dog. A few days later I had to rush him to the hospital cause he was having a hard time breathing. They said he had croup. My question is could he have gotten sick from the dog being here. Should I get rid of the dog.
Avatar m tn Greetings! My name is Tom and I suffer from severe non- food related allergies. Although they can be controlled, I find that my allergic reaction to dogs is so strong that drugs have little effect. The obvious solution is to take immunotherapy (allergy shots). However, when I contacted my allergist's secretary she said that they do no have one. I would like to rebut her claim, but in order to do so I need proof that this exists.
Avatar f tn If foot licking persists despite the hypoallergenic diet and clearing up secondary infection, or if the symptoms only occur during certain seasons, then the diagnosis by exclusion is atopy, or pollen, grass and dust allergies.
Avatar m tn Allergy treatment is daunting because there is no cure for allergies, and they require a lifetime of treatment. Additionally, If your dog's problem is not related to vaccinosis than you will not need to give your dog Lyssin or Thuja but the rest of the protocol is appropriate for allergies. I have listed the protocol for Lupus already but to reiterate it is: doxycycline or equivalent, niacinamide (500mg) and prednisone.
Avatar f tn Hello & welcome......Since you call her babychico, I assume your Dachshund is a baby? How old ? What are her food and yard allergies? Was she actually tested for these or the Drs. are guessing from symptoms? What are her symptoms? How long has she had them? Did all three Drs. say the same thing? What did they say? Allergies are tough, but CAN be controlled.....There is NO easy fix and patience is a must.....Steroids do give relief, but should NOT be used longterm, as they are very dangerous.
874521 tn?1424116797 daughter has a 2 yr old bull dog and she always breaks out with a very raw chin but only in the summer and fall, she was told it was due to an allergy to grass. does anyone else have this prob. with their bullies? if so what can be used for it other than presc. meds?
Avatar n tn You can do an accurate flea test at home when you buy one comfortis tablet from your veterinarian, then enclose your dog in the bathroom with a white sheet down for 4 hrs and come back and see dead fleas - should fleas be the culprit. If no fleas, then fleas are not the culprit - it's a test and treatment, as fleas are very very good at hiding. Best of luck!
679466 tn?1247006054 Redness, skin irritation and itching are very common symptoms of allergies in dogs. Since the symptoms come and go and improve with the cortisone cream, she most likely has allergies to environmental factors such as pollen, grass, and dust.
Avatar f tn She said I had a lot of fluid in my ears and that I had allergies and gave me a prescription for flonase and told me to take Zyrtek D twice a day. With in 45 minutes of taking the Zyrtek D, my throat didn't feel as tight. But when I took the flonase, the tightness would return. I decided not to take the flonase anymore. I continued with the Zyrtek D for 12 days. I still didn't see any great improvement, so I went back to my doctor.
Avatar n tn I hate to say this, but it would almost be easier to deal with mange than with allergies, since mange can be identified, treated and over with while allergies can take months or years to isolate a cause and then work to avoid them.
1413097 tn?1281778999 Recurrent itchy ears or infected ears, are not simple, and you need a veterinarian competent in skin disease and who is a good communicator and who will persevere to help your dog. Allergies are not cured, therefore if your dog has a form of allergy, your dog will likely be dealing with it for life. It will be your foresight and proactive approach to treatment that will minimize future discomfort and cost.
Avatar f tn I adopted my dog a year and a half ago when she was 4 weeks old. She had started life as a street dog and even at such a young age she was infested with parasites etc and not in a good way. After vet care and lots of love she has grown up into an amazing loving dog. However she has been battling with allergies ever since I've had her.
Avatar f tn Both flea allergy and food allergy can cause itching and secondary bacterial skin infections, and your veterinarian can evaluate your dog to see if antibiotics are indicated. It only takes one flea to cause a reaction, so be sure to continue to use the Frontline Plus on her and any other pets every month.
Avatar n tn I work at a dog groomers and we had a dog come in that had peeling dry irritated skin and hair loss. The owner said he got into the swamp so it might be that. He failed to mention that he bathed him his self after. When we sprayed him down to get wet before we bathed him, he sudsed right up. The shampoo wasnt totally rinsed. Make sure he is good and rinsed and see if that helps. Dont use soap unless its special fro sensitive skin like an all natural thing. All the best.
Avatar n tn symptoms persist despite all of the above, or if the symptoms only occur during certain seasons, then talk to your veterinarian about referral to a veterinary dermatologist for possible allergy skin testing and desensitization injections for pollen/dust allergies to identify and treat the underlying cause of the itch and recurrent infections, rather than just treating symptoms with medications (veterinary dermatologists can be found in your area by going to www.acvd.
Avatar f tn The most common reasons for itchy skin in dogs include skin infections, microscopic skin parasites such as fleas, scabies or demodex mites, food allergy, or pollen/dust allergies. Dogs with fleas or allergies commonly scratch and traumatize themselves, creating a secondary bacterial skin infection/rash that makes the itch worse, and this is something that needs veterinary care. If skin infection is present, it is treated with antibiotics for 3-4 weeks and mild antibacterial shampoos.
Avatar f tn My dog had her blood work tested for allergies and is currently having shots now for almost a year. Her stomach is breaking out so bad now and her skin on her stomach has got so thin from all the Cortizone sprays, injections etc.. Our vet has takin her off all Cortizone do to skin thinning out. Do you know of any other product we can use instead of Cortizone. "Jersey" our dog is always licking and not resting much because of this.
746512 tn?1388807580 I am dog sitting for a couple of weeks right now and the dog is miserable. He has some sort of unknown allergies but is on a low grade food (beneful) and horrible smelling skin. He is beet red in his ears, armpits and abdomen. The skin is also hyperpigmented in spots, flaky and has similar texture to elephant skin (wrinkled and swollen). He also has a sweet horrible odour (especially earss) so I'm assuming a yeast infection.
Avatar f tn The allergist can test you for environmental allergens such as various grass and trees pollens, molds and animal dander. In many people, exposure to animals such as a dog or cat causes blepharitis. Have you noticed symptoms such as itchy eyes, throat, or ears and sneezing several times in a row especially 1) during certain times of the year 2) during exposure to certain animals 3) during certain times of the week?
Avatar n tn s littermates were afflicted with some pretty bad allergies, but my dog is completely healthy and has never suffered from any allergy-related symptoms. My question is, should I be worried about my dog producing pups with allergies? Or since she is asymptomatic (and the breeding would be a total outcross), can I assume that none of the puppies will have allergies? Please let me know what you think.
7112191 tn?1389290072 If you are doing all of this and the dog is still so uncomfortable, the vet may be able to give you some topical products to help the itching.
Avatar m tn food allergies usually effect the belly and feet and ears of a dog but not always... while you are trying to correct the problem you can give him a bath with oatmeal shampoo this will sooth the skin somewhat and most pet stores carry a topicall anti itch spray.... but if it doesnt clear up he needs to be seen if it gets out of control it could turn into an infection.
Avatar n tn Good luck with your poor dog and I really hope you find someone who finds out what the problem is and fixes it, for the sake of your dogs sanity!!