Human allergies symptoms to dogs

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Avatar n tn I found a website that stated it was okay to give dogs certain human medicines, like Benedryol for doggy allergies or Peptol Bismol for doggy stomach aches etc. Is this true?
Avatar f tn // It could just be from frequent tearing due to allergies but it could be conjunctivitis. I don't mess wit the eyes! Let a doctor guide you on that. I know this isn't terribly helpful. but you can try one of the allergy treatments on Amazon or through a web search and see how it goes if you can't afford a vet right now. Use something specifically for dogs though.
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.
1360237 tn?1351816181 if my dogs r having vomiting , I add pedialyte to their water to prevent dehydration. Also , if they r having diarrhea , vomiting , the vet told me to give them boiled chicken ( no seasoning ) , and mix it in w/ white rice - instead of their dog food for a few days . Also , when one of my dogs had to have a few teeth pulled ( he is 10 years old ) I added chicken broth to his regular food to soften it & he loved it !
Avatar n tn Corn has been linked to many different problems within dogs including yeast infections to allergies. Corn is often difficult for dogs to digest and offers no nutritional value. We usually never recommend a dog food brand that contains corn. The second ingredient Chicken By-Product meal is also one we try and stay away from. Its hard to determine the quality of this ingredient. Chicken By-Products are usually lower quality parts of the chicken that are rejected for human consumption.
Avatar f tn Hi I came across you post, I used to work for a vet dermatologist. I know how expensive allergies can be to control. Some pointers for you to think about. Diet could be a cheaper answer in the grand scheme of things but to do a true elimination diet you have to try a food that has a limited protein source and make sure that there are no hidden ingredients that could be causing the diet to not be a true elimination.
Avatar n tn s allergies, however, it can be more difficult to treat because the first step in treating symptoms caused by allergies is to eliminate the allergen, which can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Let the vet take a look and maybe culture the ears to see what you're dealing with and she/he'll be able to treat it from there.
Avatar f tn You might want to try supplementing with Omega3. It really helps some dogs. I had a lab mix who would lick his paws raw and bleeding for six months of the year with the itch from seasonal allergies. His belly and ears would flame beet red and be burning hot to the touch. He was on every other day prednisone with minimal relief. After six weeks of sprinkling his food with ground flax seed supplement, I noticed one day that I didn't hear the lick, lick, lick, lick, lick, lick, lick.......
874521 tn?1424116797 5% of dogs with food allergies (again, remember only 15% of allergic dogs have food allergies) have been documented to be allergic to corn. So, out of 1000 dogs, 150 will have food allegies and a mere 3-4 will be allergic to corn. I am checking in with our dermatologists on this, just to verify and find out the latest information. Great discussion so far...Opus, did you hear back from the experts yet?
Avatar m tn He goes out side 5 times a day for walks. Is that enough to collect enough pollen to do this to me after 3 days? Bathing the dog every Mon, Wed, Fri is getting too much. Should I sew up dog clothing for when he goes out side to keep pollen off the dog? Desperate not to give him up after 10 years. Never allergic to him before last year. Is this a pet allergy? My allergist doesn't think is a dog allergy. Do you think I am allergic to the dog or stuff collecting on him.
Avatar n tn It's not one of the drugs that's commonly prescribed to dogs. Because of the possibility that there is a medical reason why dogs don't tolerate it, yeah, you have to ask your vet. Also, you need the vet to tell you how long to administer treatment, to make sure the infection doesn't come right back. Also, you really need to know what kind of infection it is, so you can be sure the drug is going to be effective. I think your dog needs to go to the vet. Sorry.
Avatar m tn 4. Other Insects and Arachnids – Just like they often do in humans, mosquito bites can cause severe itching in sensitive pets, and in many areas of the country, can transmit heartworms, Lyme, and other diseases, so keep a natural insect repellent handy during bug season to help your pet stay bite-free. Lice are an uncommon cause of itching in pets. Fortunately they are highly species-specific; a dog cannot get cat lice, and vice versa.
11389935 tn?1417796609 As far as I know cats or dogs don’t catch human colds, they are probably just some cold-like symptoms that masks the transmitted illness. And if you are too worried, get him checked by the vet.
Avatar n tn Allergies are a great place to start, but I agree it can be time consuming and frustrating to stick to a novel protein elimination diet to figure out exactly what is causing the allergies. That is a common enough reason for skin discoloration, but since you don't mention any other symptoms like itchy and scaly skin, the problem is perplexing. The only other thing I can think of is hypothyroidism (low thyroid) but I think that causes overall discoloration instead of patches.
Avatar f tn Would it be okay to give a human Laxitive to a dog, if they were having trouble using the bathroom.
Avatar n tn Finding the underlying cause is another issue to discuss. Allergies can be the number one cause but you also need to rule out other possible issues. Find a good vet to discuss this with because spinning you wheels with an inexperienced one will only empty you wallet on unnecessary things. If you can't afford a vet dermatologist have your vet call and consult with one so they can steer your vet in the right direction.
Avatar f tn s itch persists despite strict flea control every month, antibiotics, antihistamines and the OTC hypoallergenic diet, then the potential reasons would be a yeast skin infection, microscopic skin parasites such as cheyletiella, food allergy unresponsive to OTC foods (many food allergic dogs require prescription foods such as Royal Canin rabbit/potato, and the key is to give nothing else but water since it only takes one bite of a non-hypoallergenic food to ruin the diet trial), or a different al
Avatar m tn Can human scabies spread to dogs? I know that human and dogs get scabies but they are difference type of scabies. Also How longs does scabies blister/bumps show up after you been infected before.
447939 tn?1235061943 s all the stuff like downer cows, sick animals, feet, snouts and beaks not fit for human consumption. Corn and most other grains are also something to be avoided in dogs with allergies or sensitive tummies. Our Dal had an intestinal infection when we rescued him, and his recovery was rapid after a couple days of antibiotics. I hope your pup does the same!
Avatar m tn I suffer from year round allergies and am allergic to cats and dogs but for the last couple of months my inner and outer eyes have been constantly itching me. When I do itch them, they would swell and by the morning become crusty on my upper and lower eyelids and leaves dark stains around them.
209987 tn?1451935465 Karla is right to suggest that food is the most likely cause, and this is likely to be dairy stuffs. That said, one of my prior dogs was found to be allergic to animal fats, and once we had identified it we started feeding her nothing but white fish and chicken with rice, which ultimately resolved all the problems. Many dog treats include animal fats, so we had quite a job finding things she could have as a special treat, but we did eventually succeed (we fed rice bones, which she loved).
Avatar n tn Hi, I am so sorry to read about your dogs diagnosis. Unfortunately, I am not able to answer your questions, however please check back....there are other forum members who may be able to help. It is the holidays, and many members are busy, so... If you do not hear from anyone in a day or two, please repost the question, so it will appear closer to the top of the forum page. You could also try to post this question, in the Ask a Veterinarian section of this forum.
557644 tn?1222822602 As far as dog shampoos are concerned, the best ones will have very little or no fragrance at all. Many people use human shampoos on their dogs because they smell good, but those fragrance additives can really make a mess of a dog's coat if the dog has allergies.
Avatar f tn Sharing bodily fluids with another human has it risks, not sure rabies is one of them. I think rabies has to be transmitted directly into the blood stream, e.d., a dog bite from an infected dog.
764001 tn?1234560037 I agree with both comments above. The problem with using human shampoos is that they have fragrances that can be irritating not only to the dog's skin, but to his nose as well. Many times skin allergies can be traced to non-dog-formulated shampoos, so it's best to stick with products manufactured for dogs. The best shampoos will have little to no fragrance at all.