I have a 2 year old pit bull which has had a grass allergy since she was 6 months old. Have tried to keep her off the grass as much as possible but having an active dog like her boredom plays a major factor in smaller areas. Have tried lots of creams, diets and the only thing that has worked are quartesone pills (Prednil) which are only supposed to be used short term. Does anyone have any suggestions??
Allergy shots sound like a good idea. Also, maybe ask your vet about whether it is possible to give dogs antihistamines. Something like benadryl (diphenhydramine) might work well on itching/hives. In humans, at least, it does not have long-term adverse effects like steroids. I'm not a vet, though, so you should definitely check with a professional before trying it.
I would have him allergy checked by your vet. It can be a bit pricey, but in the long run worth it. Science Diet makes a food Called sensitive skin and I've seen it work well in these grass allergy dogs. You need to give it about 6-8 weeks to work.
Sorry about the slow reply, she has had one course of allergie injections which did give her some relief but the prednil seems to be the only one so far that has provided the best relief (but of course is the strongest and most side effects for long term use) I will give the washing down when shes been on the grass a go, maybe that and allergie injections combined may give better results.I will let you know how i go, thanks heaps.