"Our Freddie was biting her paws and itching like crazy when she was about 4 months old. I read back over different posts on this site to troubleshoot the problem, and we tried buying a sealed container for her food, washing it after each bag of…"
"You can post the links here. There's no harm in giving Zyrtec if it's the right dosage for her. JD did better with generic Claritin, and he took it daily for years with no ill effects. If you do see a dermatology specialist, he or she…"
"Thank you for the response. The article was great and I will try some of the things to eliminate her exposure to allergens in the meantime. I will keep her on the zyrtec, unless you feel like it could be harmful. I just did some research and…"
"Rachel, if you do want to try switching foods in the unlikely event that Briar's itching is related to food, the best formula I have found for both food allergies and digestive issues is Wellness Simple Solutions Salmon and Potatoes. If you do…"
"Sounds like you are doing a great job caring for your guy.If he likes the carrot sticks and broccoli, they are fine, but be aware that nutritionally, he's not getting much from them, because they are basically indigestible. Cooked carrots are…"
"Thank Karen, a very good and informative read. As I’m winging it as a first time owner I’m pleased I tick some of the ‘do’s’ Our pup is allergic to meat (not defined which but certainly chicken, & beef (possibly…"
"Deborah, please see my reply to Michelle above. The reason that beef and chicken are common allergens in dogs with food allergies is because they are the proteins most often fed from an early age. if all puppies were started on lamb or duck,…"
I've been told now by two vets that two of the biggest allergens for dogs are beef and chicken. Who knew! My girlfriend's dogs were itching constantly and she went the whole steroid / antibiotic / antihistamine…"
"Here's the thing. Food allergies in dogs are fairly rare, (1% of all dogs are affected by food allergies) and when they do occur, they are very, very specific. it would be almost impossible for a dog to be allergic to all meat, because the way…"