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Treating a Dog with Allergies?

My pup has super bad allergies to the point where he's driving himself crazy trying to scratch and lick his paws and chew his skin away. He gets bumps all along the top of his body (no redness or hives or anything on his belly or by his doggy parts). I've taken him to 3 different vets and they all gave me different stories, but the same meds (steroids).

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I've changed his food, bathed him in oatmeal and hypoallergenic shampoo, I've used sprays, lotions and nothing is working. The lotion I use(d) is called, ResiCORT Leave-on Lotion for dogs, cats, and horses by Virbac animal health dermatology. It works for the most part on restoring his hair missing from the bald spots. Whatever he has, it comes back around every 3-4 months (1 of the vets told me this would happen and he would have to be on pills the rest of his doggy days). He goes on a scratching and chewing his skin binge. I feel super bad for him, but don't know what else to do. Only he gets it.

I have his brother and another male red nose Pit in the same house and nothing ever goes wrong with their skin, no allergies, scratching, chewing of the skin, nothing. Does anybody else have this problem with their pups? Thanks bunches for any ideas and thoughts.

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By Jenny L.

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January 18, 20142 found this helpful
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My German Shepherd had a condition called seborrhea and had all the same symptoms as your dog. Also, his coat felt greasy and he smelled. He scratched constantly. We spent about five thousand dollars on vet bills and prescriptions, steroids, and none of it worked. His allergy tests showed him allergic to everything..foods, grass, etc. We put him on Purina One Beyond which contains no wheat, corn or soy. Then we put him on a supplement called Dinovite that we heard a commercial for on the radio. We were willing to try anything. You can only buy it on line. It did the trick. My vet was amazed. She said she wished she had taken a picture of him before. His coat is thick, shiny, no odor, no scratching. He is beautiful!

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September 8, 20170 found this helpful

I gave my dog fish oil. I swear it works.

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September 8, 20170 found this helpful

I gave my dog fish oil. I swear it works.

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December 12, 20180 found this helpful

I have two itchy Pekingese...I got some dinovite, but when I proudly told my vets, they nearly had a conniption. They said that dogs' chemistry had changed a lot since the days that they were wild and ate raw meat. They told me I was in serious danger of them getting sick from the raw meat. So I stopped. I have seen several people on here say that they use Dinovite. Should I go back to it?

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My dogs are small 13 pounds and 10 pounds. My oldest one (10 pounds) can't eat hard food because he only has three teeth. (He was a rescue and that was before me.) I cook for them most of the time, chicken, pork, hamburger. I'm lucky to get them to eat anything because they are so picky anyway. Should I go back to the Dinovite against my vets' opinion?

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December 12, 20200 found this helpful

i raw feed my dogs_their innards havent changed from when they were wild.theyve just adapted-sometimes badly-to the present day foods we feed our dogs.thousands of people have cured allergies by switching to a raw diet-id suggest you think about going back to a raw diet.good luck. pam,xxx

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January 17, 20140 found this helpful

I think you should try changing his diet, as he may be affected by something in his food, especially if it is commercial dog food. I think someone once posted detailed instructions for a dog diet that cured her dog of allergies like that, on this website. Try using the Thrifty Fun search engine for terms like Allergy Free Dog Diet,

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Allergies and Diet, etc. If you don't find it here, then try a regular search engine like Yahoo, Google, etc. Some animals react to the commercial foods. I recall someone also bought food at a feed supply store that was non-allergenic. I don't remember what ingredients were thought to bother the dogs, but once they were eliminated, the dogs recovered. Sorry I'm not being specific, but I didn't have the problem with my pets, and just remember reading the postings.

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Anonymous
April 18, 20160 found this helpful

I have a blue nose pit she does the exact same thing she's almost 9 yrs old. I found she has allergies too wheat and gluten. She eats special food and I use Burt's bees shampoo n conditioner helps. But the coconut oil helps the coat also.

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I have to give her benadryl due to her having anxiety as well. I think this all comes with age. My German Shepard happen to as well and neither have or had fleas. Hope I can help good luck.

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