a few minutes ago
Reaching out to the dog community to see if others are having the same issues and what your remedies are. Myliu suffers from some sort of environmental allergy, I’m not entirely sure what it is, but think it may be the grass species near our apartment. I’m going to have her tested to pin point exactly what she’s allergic to, but I wanted to reach out to y’all to see what kind of remedies have worked for you. Symptoms include itching, lots and lots of it, and redness on her belly and inner legs. She gets scabs in areas where she excessively itches, for obvious reasons. I’ve tried a medicated soap that our vet gave us, which works to some degree, but doesn’t reduce the redness or relieve the itching completely. I’ve tried including coconut oil and salmon oil to her diet, and that doesn’t seem to make much of a difference other than the fact that she gobbles down her food because she loves the taste. We tried the Cytopoint shot, which is supposed to trigger the brain and reduce itching. The first shot she got, it worked wonderfully. The itching stopped and I was able to keep the rash at bay, for the most part. The shot lasts anywhere between 4-8 weeks and as soon as she started itching again at 7 weeks, we went in to get another dose... problem is, it’s been 2 weeks since the second dose and the itching hasn’t let up 😫
We have a vet appointment today (it was the soonest we could get in after the itching wouldn’t stop) so hopefully we’ll get some relief from that... but does anyone else out there have any suggestions?
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