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Unread 11 Jan 20, 11:51 AM  
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I've posted before about our spaniels dreadfully stinky sore ears. Long and sort hes been on a prolonged course of steroids with an oral antibiotic and antifungal tablet. Hes a very allergy prone dog. When I took him in November he was constantly biting his paws which are pink most of the time. He bum shuffles and shakes his head and ear scratches. The vet took one look at him then and said this is allergy based. Discussed options and said he could be sedated ears swabbed pre op bloods and ear cleaner. He did say but this wont clear the problem. The other option is allergy testing and desensitisation treatment. We are coming to the end of his steroids the ears cleared up within that first week on the antibiotics and antifungal. As the steroids are reduced to just a 1/4 tablet hes now chewing his paws which are now pink and bum shuffling. So far his ears are still pretty good. After declining the offer to wash his ears for just shy of 600 I want to go for the allergy testing as feel this may get to the the route of the problem. Hes been like a different dog on treatment. Has anyone gone down the allergy route what does it entail? Does it work any idea on cost and did insurance cover it please? I cant see any benefit in subjecting him to an ear wash if I don't get to the route of the problem. Sorry for my waffle.

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Have you tried changing his diet? My dog had severe allergies on her paws which she was constantly biting. She went onto James wellbeloved food (chicken I think). Within a month wed seen an improvement and she was completely cured within 6. It might be worth looking into his diet.
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Have you tried changing his diet? My dog had severe allergies on her paws which she was constantly biting. She went onto James wellbeloved food (chicken I think). Within a month wed seen an improvement and she was completely cured within 6. It might be worth looking into his diet.
I've gone grain free before but hes part raw fed so the minced chicken would be grain fed too. Hes never had the paw problem until November. Nothing changed other than the heating is on more ? more dust mites.
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Our boy is allergic to any type of fowl in his food - chicken/turkey/duck/pheasant.

He now has "Simply" - dry food - from Pets Corner - lamb suits him the best. Still has a Malaseb bath every other week and his skin is pretty clear now.

(He gets raw beef when we eat any beef.)
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Took my dog to the vets yesterday for very sore ear, itching, scratching, chewing paws and bum shuffling

Was given Easotic for sore ear and Apoquel to stop itch, she literally stopped all itching within a couple of hours

Have to go back in 2 weeks

Talked to vet about her food and it is extremely difficult to pinpoint if it is this making her itch, she would have to go on a one food diet for 8 weeks and then introduce one more food item at a time so could take months

There was also talk about a steroid injection once a month

Will go back in 2 weeks and see what the options are

Trouble is you never get to see the same vet at our practice and they all give differing advice so will try to make sure we see the same vet as yesterday when we go back

Sorry not much help but its just awful when they are so uncomfortable
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I'm going to try going totally grain free and see if that helps. I've ordered the 18 day trial pack from tails.com anyone used them?
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My friends dog had all of the same issues he went to a specialist for allergy testing and it turned out he was allergic to storage mites that live in complete dry food. She put him into raw food and/or tinned meat and he was like a different dog after that.
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Originally Posted by danisleigh View Post
My friends dog had all of the same issues he went to a specialist for allergy testing and it turned out he was allergic to storage mites that live in complete dry food. She put him into raw food and/or tinned meat and he was like a different dog after that.
Theres an allergy specialist who comes in twice a month hes offered that we go and see him too. This is sounding like a better option to me.
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