My Dogs Severe Allergies/Eye Irritation….?
It has been an adventure with my 2.5yr old yorkie. He has been suffering from what appear to be allergies. 3 different Vets have prescribed him the same ointment, which I cant use on him on a regular basis because it causes damage to his retina.
My Dog has been wearing a cone to keep him from scratching his eyes… and he’s on an elimination diet…. YET NOTHING is changing. He is really suffering with the itchyness of his eyes, and since he’s wearing the cone to protect himself from scratching its very sad… can you imagine what torture that is for him???
I’ve done everything I could think of doing.
1-Changing his diet, to an elimination (so I can find if any foods are triggers)
2-cleaned all my apartment, with Organic crap so that no chemicals could be triggers.
3-I stopped the treats just in case he was allergic to those or something in them
4-I’m even giving him filtered water
5-The vets all say “its allergies” and give me an ointment that in long term use causes retina damage, so I try not to use it.
6-I changed his shampoo to other shampoo, to homemade oatmeal water!!!
I think there is a really expensive test that I may have to resort to, but I dont even know how effective it is… so I’m hoping I can get some advice from anyone first.
I mean, what else can the test tell me? It cant possibly be his diet as he’s already having this “no grain or any other meats he had before this elimination diet” Diet.
It really cant be the chemicals in soaps I use to clean the house cuz I even tried using limited amounts of the organic stuff.. just in case…
I gave him a bath in Oatmeal water ….
Which let me remind you he doesnt seem to be itchy all over only his eyes, maybe nose… but not really….
Food trials can take 6 or more weeks to see results.
Have any of the vets tried prednisolone drops? You say ointment but not what kind? The pred drops might help. My dog has bad allergies and problems with his eyes and they help clear his up to the point he’s not trying to paw at them so much. Ask about that.
Yes, get the allergy testing. The skin tests are more reliable than the blood tests, but I’ve done the blood test and was confident in the results because we paired the results with my own experiences with the dog. The cost for this was $200. The results come back with ratings to different allergens. So your dog might get 6 stars for dust mites and 1 star for fleas (for example.) I think this is the same with the skin tests. There are different sets of allergens they test for and my memory of this fades at this exact point. So work with your vet on this.
There are some vets who are good with allergies and there are some who aren’t, in which case they might refer you to a specialist. Since you’ve been to three vets ask the one you trust the most to recommend one for you.
Allergies are awful for pets, so I hope you can find a solution soon.
Homemade flea remedy for dogs?
We have 4 beautiful Golden Retrievers. For some reason their flea medicine is no longer working for them. We have switched from advantage to frontline to advantix and yet they all still have fleas. We have bought sprays and shampoos for them but nothing seems to help. Our poor “Old Man” he’s 13 has always had extremely bad allergies and after 4 vets and over $5,000 in vet bills nothing has really helped him. We give all of them olive oil in there food, vitamins, and benadryl but this year it is not just our old guy but all of our babies. Any advice on home cures would be welcome. We have a good friend that is a vet tech and she says somtimes dogs just have really bad allergies. OK I can accept that for 1 dog but all 4? I don’t want to see them suffer. I have no problem spending the money on a vet if it would help but so far nothing they have given us has helped. They tell us to change their flea medicine, etc. 4 dogs, 4 vets, and close to $10k later I’m looking for alternatives. All of our babies are very well behaved and will accept any treatment given to them even if it takes several hours. Please help.
I am sorry to hear your troubles with your dogs. I hope these remedies will help.
Flea spray recipes:
mixing equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle can be an effective and cheap flea repellant. Mist the solution onto your pet’s coat and work it in with your hands or a brush. This solution is free of fragrance and skin-irritating chemicals.
DOG SPRAY: combine boiling water with a couple of quartered lemons. Let it set for a day or two. Spray on the dog, particularly the vulnerable spots (armpits, tummy)
SALT WATER BATHS: dogs near the ocean have it made; salt wter baths are a geat flea preventative.
DISHWASHING SOAP: any brand of dishwashing soap is a good flea remedy for dogs. Dishwashing liquid soap contains certain oils that kill any fleas hiding in the dog’s fur. It doesn’t dry the dog’s fur out, like some other flea shampoos.
FLEA SPRAY: a homemade flea spray can be used to keep fleas at bay. This can maade using 60 millimeters of water, two drops of pure lavander oil, and two drops of pure cedar wood oil. Put into a spray bottle, mix well and spray on the dog to keep fleas away after using the homemade flea shampoo.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: after giving your dog a bath, rinse his fur with apple cider vinegar. Fleas don’t like the smell or tase of this.
LEMON TREATMENT: to start, cut six lemons in half and boil them in a quart of water. Then steep the liquid for a few hours. Strain the liquid into a spray bottle. Make sure the liquid is cool, then spray your dog’s fur. Be sure to spray away from the face and eyes.
one great way to get rid of them is to use natural olive oil because studies show that coating your dog in olive oil will kill the fleas and get rid of them for good. After you have used the olive oil you want to make sure that you give your dog several baths with dog approved shampoo so you can get the olive oil out. It will take a few baths to get it all out of your dogs coat so make sure you give them multiple baths.
internal repellent: if, despite your wishes, your pet has actually become infested with fleas, there are also natural ways to be rid of them. One of the easiest is to feed your animal what is referred to as an internal repellent. Garlic and vinegar are excreted through the skin and will make your dog or cat an inhospitable enviroment for fleas. Feed as much as your pet will willingly eat daily until the fleas are gone. No more than a clove of garlic and a tablespoon of vinegar per day should be necessary.
essential oils for flea control: essential oils are another tried and ture, traditional way to repel fleas and biting insects. Almost any spicy or sharp essential oil will repel insects, but the best for getting rid of fleas are:
these oils and others can be applied to your pet’s collar, or mixed in a spray bottle with water and misted onto your dog or cat’s fur with care.
Doggie Treats for Allergy Infested Pup?
Hi everyone, I just got allergy testing done on a stray pup I found two months ago. He was in really bad shape and I had to spend over $2000 to get him healthy(mange,worms,teeth removed,hematoman,ect) and NOW he’s got major allergies. I am trying to find out if anyone knows any good treats to buy at PetsMart or the grocery store for dogs with allergies. I’m trying to avoid homemade treats from doggie bakeries. Most of his allergies are to trees,grass,and fungus, but the foods he is allergic to are CHICKEN,CORN,CARROTS,BARLEY AND EGGS. He CAN have BEEF, PORK,VENISON,DUCK, MILK, WHEAT,OAT, CHEESE AND FLOUR. Does anyone know of any good dog treats that are not homemade or doggie bones that he can enjoy, but will not have a reaction to. I am giving him allergenic shots every three days too, but I don’t know how well that works. I am loosing my mind! I just want to find a good treat for my baby bowser. Help please?
First of all I hope with that many allergies you are giving him homemade food ,,Every one I know whose dog had allergies has switched to cooking their food for them..It is cheaper, and because they absorb more of the nutrients in it they have less and smaller poop..you simply cook meat till just done add to Brown rice and vegetables,,We use green beans, squash, zucchini, and peas, the ratio is 1/2 meat 1/4 rice and 1/4 veggies..their coats will be better and they will be more fit and even better it might not need allergy shots any more..For treats we simply give raw carrots, green beans (cooked) ..Also wheat just adds weight to a dog and most are allergic to it..below are a few links to help you..My sister uses this recipe to make dog treats for her dogs.
Homemade, Wheat Free Dog Treats
1/4 cup honey
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
2 cups chicken broth or water
1/3 cup peanut oil 1 cup rolled oats
1 cup oat bran
3-4 cups oat flour
Preheat oven to 350 ° F (180 ° C).
In a small dutch oven or large saucepan, combine honey, peanut butter (try to find a brand that has no added suger, salt or other ingredients; ideally it should only contain peanuts), chicken broth, and peanut oil. Heat, stirring often, until mixture begins to simmer. Remove from heat. Stir in rolled oats and oat bran and let cool until lukewarm — or cool enough to work with. Gradually blend in oat flour, adding enough to form a stiff dough.
Transfer to a floured (oat flour or rye flour) surface and knead until smooth (about 3-5 minutes). Shape the dough into a ball, and roll to 1/4-inch (6 mm) thick. Use a mini-cookie cutter or cut into small squares. Transfer to ungreased baking sheets, spacing them about 1/4 inch (6 mm) apart. Gather up the scraps, roll out again, and cut additional biscuits. If the dough becomes too crumbly to work with after a few rollings, sprinkle with a little water to bind it together and knead it for 30 seconds or so.
Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and turn over. Bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until golden brown on both sides. After you finish baking all batches of biscuits, turn off the oven, spread all the biscuits in one baking pan and set them in the oven to cool for a few hours or overnight. The extra time in the oven as it cools off helps make the treats crispier. These make a more delicate crunchy biscuit, so we use them more for special or training treats, not tartar control.
Makes several dozen small treats that keep and freeze well.
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