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Unread 11 Jan 20, 03:38 PM  
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We really tried to avoid steroids because of long term use fear, but Im afraid its all that worked for Agathas skin. As soon as the steroids were stopped all the problems came back. She also developed early onset arthritis at 6 (the vets didnt say that was related to steroid use) so was an unlucky dog bless her - we loved her though and she definitely loved us especially my Husband. I would be with her all day but wouldnt get a look in when he came home! I think we were lucky to have her until a month short of her 11th birthday.
Oh bless her. Bill's definitely my dog until any man comes to the house Plumber painter milkman ( if I was up early enough to see him lol) He tries to run rings round me but goes very calm in the presence of a chap. I think I will opt for quality of life with steroid use. When hes itching scratching etc he looks so agitated and miserable,not nice for him.
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See what your other vet thinks and go from there. It does make them miserable and Ags hair didnt ever grow back on her tummy and around her bottom where she had itched and nibbled it. Good luck, let us know how Bill gets on xx
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See what your other vet thinks and go from there. It does make them miserable and Ags hair didnt ever grow back on her tummy and around her bottom where she had itched and nibbled it. Good luck, let us know how Bill gets on xx
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One of mine has allergies, he's worse in the summer so general conclusion is it's grass and pollen? My vet recommend James Wellbeloved Turkey and rice and veg.? Turkey being the easiest to digest! He also has Apoquel tablets for the itching? The food made such a difference! The flakey skin has gone and his coat is glossy, bottom dragging has reduced 80% too! He's has stopped Apoquel in the winter totally and on 1/2 tablet every other day in the spring/summer only! Used to take 2 a day before the food change? He was on good quality food before (lilys kitchen?) This looks less appealing and I'm frankly amazed it worked! Might be worth a try? Good luck it's awful to see them suffer!
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We got the allergy skin test for our dog and individualised immunotherapy. We did this through a specialist skin vet almost 2 years ago. Turns out the poor wee thing is allergic to lots of things, all environmental. We did try allergy food for him, which didn't work and the specialist told us to stop feeding him as it wouldn't make a difference as his allergies had nothing to do with his diet. He suffered with recurring ear infections, infections between his toes which meant that he would bite his feet red raw and problems at the back end too.

The immunotherapy is great for him. It did take a while for us to figure out the easiest way to inject him but it is the best thing we have ever done for him. We (I) now inject him every three weeks but that will soon go down to every four weeks.

The immunotherapy has worked wonders for us. Occasionally when there is an increase in pine pollen in particular, we need to give him a few days worth of Apoquel tablets/bath his feet in Malaseb but for the most case it is under control.

The effectiveness is for different dogs varies but we have been the lucky ones. It is expensive but our insurance covers it. If it didn't, I would pay for it myself, I'd find the money somewhere. It was so upsetting seeing him go through all the pain and irritation with no end in sight, until we found the immunotherapy. Animal allergies tend to get worse with age, supposedly. I can't even imagine how we would have all coped if he continued to get worse.
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A friend of ours has a dog who was constantly scratching its ears and licking around its tail. They recently had tests done and it would appear the dog is allergic to yeast so the vet is looking to try and find a suitable food to avoid this.
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Time to see a specialist vet? Seeing constant locus vets wont be helping with treatment / diagnosis.
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We came across Zymox - which worked wonders for clearing our cockapoos ears (we purchase it through a Facebook page). She is on a grain free diet and have switched from chicken to fish (Akela Wholeprey dry food), its taken a while but we seem to finally have it under control.
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