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Old 07-05-2013, 08:02 PM
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My Lazy is doing pretty bad, he gets really bad allergies. But right now, it's the worst we've ever seen! Just called his vet and no one picks up. Any suggestions?


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this is him on a good day

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my girlfriend is a vet tech and regularly will give our dog benadril when it gets bad allergies. Just asked her she said give 1mg per lb of the dogs body weight twice a day. hope this helps
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that's what the vet tells us to do, but it's not working(give him 2 when he wakes up and 2 right before we go to bed).....we're going on day two. But just the last hour it's gotten really bad
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Keep giving benadryl. See if you have any emergency hospitals near you. They may want to give an injection, particularly if it is affecting your dog's breathing. Don't wait if you can help it.
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you can always go from 1mg/lb up to 2mg/lb, if that isnt helping like frank said he may need to get an injection
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The emergency vet shouldn't be that much for just a shot. My wife is fond of overreacting with our dogs, we have been there a few times. I love the little buggers, and its better safe than sorry.
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We have a Maltesse that is having a time with allergies, so bad she has scratched her self where she has no hair on her belly area. I have had her at the Vet two times in the last 6 weeks and he has given her antibiotics and steriods for itching. Also gave her a shot first trip but said he could not give her another one for 4 weeks

We try and give her a medicated shampoo bath at least once a week and that seems to help, Vet also said the oatmeal based shampoos work great as well

Vet also told us that some dogs just have allergies and not a whole lot you can do but benadryl and the shots

Talked to her groomer and she is going to cut her hair fairly short to see if when we give her a bath it helps

I hate to cash in my man card but have to admit I am attached to her, she actually is daughters dog. She is very attached to me and is right beside me anytime I am in the house and if I am on the couch she scratches my arm till I put her on couch with me.

I feel sorry for her but not sure what else we can do either
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Turns out a lot of dog allergies are from the food they get. We had a Lab that had terrible issues that always looked like skin and eye allergies to grass. The vet finally put her on a special diet food that was a duck and potato mix with out the other grains and additives. Worked pretty well but since the vet was the only place we could find it the expense was impressive. Good Luck
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Originally Posted by txj33p View Post
Turns out a lot of dog allergies are from the food they get. We had a Lab that had terrible issues that always looked like skin and eye allergies to grass. The vet finally put her on a special diet food that was a duck and potato mix with out the other grains and additives. Worked pretty well but since the vet was the only place we could find it the expense was impressive. Good Luck
I started taking care of my brothers Lab/Shep mix in September. She is 11 and for as long as I have known her she was always scratching and chewing herself. My brother fed her Iames. I switched her to taste of the wild $50/ bag vs $17. Within a few weeks she stopped scratching and at this point her cost has never looked better.

I also add a pump or two of salmon oil helps with the dry skin.
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This is what we buy Lazy

http://www.petco.com/product/113948/...-Dog-Food.aspx

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