I have an almost 3 year old male black lab/sheperd mix and he's always had allergies!!! its odd because his brother lives right across the street and he is just peachy.... its frustrating because he licks in between his paw pades so their all moist and red and his armpits are irritated and now he is itching his back and hind area!
I work at a vet clinic so he gets antihistamine pills....but nothing seems to be working. so now im trying to see if the food im giving him is making him itchy...so far i dont think its the food. but i was wondering....could drinking softened water effect his skin like this???
it just dawned on me that all this time (ive had him since he was weeks old) ive been giving him softened water to drink.....i feel bad and i read that its bad for humans so maybe it can be bad for him??? after the food trial period (6wks) im going to try giving him normal water for 6wks...
any ideas? if all else fails ill just test him at work for the type of allergy and hopefully start disensitizing treatments...blah my poor big Ruffin!