|Barked: Mon Jun 28, '10 6:52am PST |
|It also could be an inhalant allergy or even an allergy to flea bites... Right now it is heavy pollen season in a lot of places--lots of pups are allergic to cedar, pollen, and even dustmites. If it gets out of control, you might want to consider Varl Liquid Gold Allergy Testing, which will give you a comprehensive listing of what exactly is causing your pups itches.
Otherwise, here are some ways to help allergies:
-change air filters in house frequently
-wash bedding in free and clear detergent frequently
-an air purifier
-vacuum with a hepafilter
-wiping paws with a solution of 50% ACV/50% water when coming in from outside
-diligent indoor cleaning
-lots of people swear by raw feeding. My girl is less itchy since I made the switch
-I use resicort leave in conditioner after I bathe her when she is really bad--it has cortizone in it which helps her itchies
-fish oil/salmon oil in food, which helps inflammation and makes the skin less dry
-Benadryl given multiple times daily during bad periods. I have gotten better results using Clemastine though, which lasts 12 hours and is super cheap on Amazon--it's a generic for tavist, I believe.
My pup had BALD spots from itchies when she lots her puppy coat, and solid gold seameal added to her food was a godsend. She started having hair regrowth within 5 days.
I hope this helps. Feel better!
Edited by author Mon Jun 28, '10 6:55am PST
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