Hello all...I am new to this, but in dire need to help. My friend has a BEAUTIFUL Gray Perinese (if I am spelling that right!), it is not a common dog to our area. She has struggled with the dog having a possible allergy and after becoming exhausted with the problem, she is opted to have him put to sleep. He is a wonderful family pet - and absolutely a unique "beast". I think if she tapped into other resources of advice to deal with this issue, she may find hope and the dog can be pardoned! Any wisdom? Thanks!
i am guessing you mean a great pyreneese? this dog would be better off at a shelter than put to sleep, and i question any vet that would pts a dog simply for allergies. beg your friend to let you take the dog and contact
and make arrangements to have the dog rescued and rehomed. dont let her pts this beautiful animal because of her ignorence.
I need to clarify something. Although I may, in fact, be ignorant in this area, which may be obvious due to the breed name. My friend, however, is anything but. She has invested hundreds of dollars, and removed carpeting, furniture, and made his food organically herself. She has great love for this dog. She is afraid someone else will not show patience and he will suffer without treatment. That is what drove her to think that it was the only way. I decided to try other means. I am sure you realize that you respond to people in need with compassion - not rocks. I just needed that website address, and I thank you for it. However, I would re-think your approach of the statement of ignorance. Thanks for your help though!
Has she tried the vet and someone thay would recomend? The only thing that helps my grandmas sharpei is shots every couple of days in the fall. (I think it is usually just cortizone but it has been other things).THey have some kind of immuno therapy available too but for her( the shar peis) kind of allergy it supposedly is not worth trying. They actually have great pills for the effects to. THere is actually a lot that can be done but it does take a ton of screwing around with medicines. Her first sharpei was allergic to grass, which oddly enough the vet said was very common in some breeds of dogs.