My Black Lab /Terrier has environmental allergies. I have a cream to put on his ears but can I give him an antihitamine (like Chlor-Tripilon) to help the itchiness. I know it helps me and I have the same allergies.
i have not heard of that drug. have you tried benadryl ? you may also want to discuss a product called ATOPICA with your vet. it is a fairly newer drug that has been used with great success in dogs with allergies.
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My Shih-tzu is allergic to everything i.e. grass, pollen, etc. I tried all the sprays, Benadryl, steroids, creams, and finally ordered Dinovite. You can google it and it is a powder you mix with water. Her scratching is down to almost nothing and it's only been 10 days. Poor thing was just miserable, scratching herself to death. Dinovite ain't real cheap but it's worth it!
Benandryl.Safe for dogs. 1 mg per pound of body weight, up to 3- 25 mg tabs at 1 time. Will make doggie sleepy for the first few days, but this is the wonder drug of the allergy world. Dogs tolerate a higher dose than people
Do not give your dog Clor-Trimeton or other OTC meds. The one to give him is Benadryl. Benadryl is safe for dogs -- I have given it to mine many times. A 16 pound Pekingese can take about 1/2 teaspoon. But be sure to ask your vet for the correct dosage for your dog. And if the benadryl doesn't help enough, the vet can prescribe stronger allergy meds.
My Shih Tsu "ChanSi ' has severe skin allergies We have been trying for ages to get releif for her Finally using Atopica, It has helped a lot But Still has problems .. Has anyone tried Dinovite supplements I read about it on Dinovite.com
Betty1, see my previous post about Dinovite. I have been using it for about a month and her scratching is very minimal. She was at the point of misery and couldn't enjoy anything. She would scratch her bottom, her paws, her ears, and her little face was just looking at me like "HELP!" I will say it isn't easy to get her to eat it. I have to mix it with a raw egg or stuff it in a hot dog. For $23.95 you get a 3-month supply and it is very quick shipping. What food are you feeding? I feed Gabbi Royal Canine but am thinking of switching. Hope this helps!
Aww My Dog Has The Same Thing. Is He Scartching His Ears? Is He Scratching and Biting His Paws And It Turning Black? Pm If So.. ok. My dog has the same thing but it gets better if you use the stuff i use.
Hey guys, New here and read that you were having problems with allergies. Last year one of my dogs had such bad allergies that she looked like she had the dreaded mange, Ahhh! I tried all sorts of things sugested by my vet and other breeders includign medication and prescription diet food. Finally I found the winning combo for my girl. Hope this helps you.
I feed Natural Balance Duck and Potato dry sometimes add a bit of canned same flavor in the summer when appetite is low I also add to it the Natural Balance Lamb flavor food roll after shreding it in the food processor.
In addition to the Natural Balance( I just love the stuff and so do the dogs) I add dried sea kelp and wild caught Alaskan salmon old
make sure that the kelp is from a good distributor or you can get some bad stuff and it's important to use a good quality salmon oil to (hint it should be very "salmon" in color and will not have a strong stinky odor) I tried just plane "fish oil" and it had no effect.
I feed this to all of my dogs now and they have never looked better. No one has itcheys or hot spots and there muscle tone and coat condition has improved remarkably. I think it has even helped out one of my females to regulate her "cycle". I'll let you all know if it had any improvement effect on firtility after we breed. The kelp is supposed to help with that too.
Allergie problems this time of year should not be treated on your own. Definitely seek a vet's opinion too as you will most likely need 2/3 different types of medication to get it under control. As well, Redangel is correct and I was going to post.... Food change will probably become important. Eagle Pack makes a great food Duck/Oatmeal. I would consult with a vet first
After dealing with allergies for a lifetime, after pills, creams and shampoos...even steroids...I did some pretty detailed research on the subject. And, what I found out is that many allergies can be linked to an immune system problem. To make a long story short, my poor dog was getting a dog food that was one of the best but still needed more nutrition.
I started adding two supplements called Dinovite and Supromega to his diet about 8 months ago and WOW we have seen such a difference. I used to have a lab mix that stayed outside more time than inside because he stunk and his hair shed in buckets and he itched and scratched all the time, all attributed to "allergies" but since he has been getting these two things, he has been in the house a lot and I remember how much I enjoyed him!
The website is pretty informative and the lady I spoke with from the company really knew her stuff.
http://www.dinovite.com/index.php/supplements/ is where you will find what I use but there are other things they have that may work for your dog. If you go to the page where you can do a "quiz", you can answer 5 or so questions and they will give you an idea of what will work for your dog.
I have to go now because I'm actually taking my dog in the car to go to the park. I never used to do this because of the hair and the smell!
We have a beagle that is allergic, highly allergic to everything. Found out thru blood test from the vet, she is on allergy shots, started out every 4 days, then went to weekly, she went to once a month but with pollen season had to go back to bi weekly, we had to put her on meat and rice diet, I use Malseb spray and shampoo on her, along with the flush, you can give benyadryl once a day is what our vet said, but this was not enough for her. We have to have her meds mixed just for her.
Treatment for allergies depends upon what kind of approach you want to take: medicated or natural. An abundance of allergies are often due to the extreme suppression of the immune system which can be attributed to many different reasons. Anyway, if you want to go the medicated route, seek the help of your favorite vet. If you want to go the longer, healthier route, look for something natural. For dogs, a lot of the natural approach can be helped with good nutrition and vitamins. There are several products out there. Compare them. I use a vitamin called Dinovite. The product speaks for itself when you look at the ingredients and actually do the research on the ones a lot of people worry about.....Here I go...getting technical again......Anyway, if you're interested check out www.dinovite.com. Good nutrition, good dog food, and lots of love equal a healthy, dog.
I don't think treating symptoms is ever as good as treating the problem. What I have found is that many itchy skin issues are actually zinc deficiencies or a lack of other nutrients. Find a good supplement to add to your dog food. Make sure your dog is first getting a good dog food. Don't expect your dog to do well on a grain based food that costs $10 for 40 lbs.
The newest thing and best thing, as far as my dog goes, that I have used is a brand new product from dinovite. It's a liquid that looks like a green goo...kind of like an olive green toothpaste, YUM! Anyway, I just squirt a very small amount on my Ratty's food and no more itchy skin.
I did the steroid, antihistamine route in the past. But, it didn't really solve my problems. Just proved to me that the little girl's problems were not medical problems. When I started doing research on nutrition...what's actually in dog food...yuk...and added stuff that is actually good for skin into her diet, no more itchy skin. And, no more "drug addicted dog"