• What is the forum knowlege about allergy shots for B's?
    My vet is suggesting shots for dust mites and grass. My B licks her belly and legs bald. We have tried changing food, benedryl. and loratadine. Nothing has helped.

    Thanks


  • Have you had a full thyroid panel run? I know a basenji who had these same symptoms and was found to be hypothyroid. Once he was the correct dose of Soloxine the problem cleared up.


  • Thyroid test came back normal.
    She is grouchy and her hair is thin.
    Now what?


  • @pelican:

    Thyroid test came back normal.
    She is grouchy and her hair is thin.
    Now what?

    Okay who did the thyroid? If in house, have them redone and sent to a legit lab! Because honest, what you describe sounds more thyroid than allergy. I always tell people not to waste money on in house as no matter what, you STILL need the full panel run by a legit lab… if its positive you need full lab to evaluate why and if it's negative they often are falsely so still need to run full.
    Approved thyoid labs:
    http://www.offa.org/thyproc.html#labs

    Also, if allergies, often licking is sign of food allergies, especially if benedryl isn't helping. I would look into a limited items food like wellness fish and potato or pinnacle fish and potato. Give them a try.

    Pinnacle
    http://www.breeders-choice.com/product_locator/

    Wellness
    http://www.oldmotherhubbard.com/locator/locator_form.asp


  • I don't know much about the allergies but with Zahra's mite skin problem, I switched her food to Eagle Pack Holistic Chicken after talking it over with a trainer. Her coat is now beautiful and the hair is growing back from where she was infected and I have gotten to be rather picky about what the dogs get to eat, if it is does not have good ingredients they are not getting it.

    I just wanted to suggest the Eagle Pack Holistic for a good food.


  • Candle is eating Science Diet ZD Ultra. The vet said this is the lowest allergen food. Comments?

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