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    Chin rashes where something very common with my foster dogs -they usually came and go at different times per year
    Not sure what else you could do it could be something seasonal ,or something he might grow out of -lets hope xx
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    I've just started the allergy shots for my frenchie mix. It's too early to see any changes but I really hope there is some relief for him in the future. He doesn't have food allergies (but we are still feeding them Fromms pork and peas because the quality if food is just better).

    In conjunction with the shots we still need to give him oral meds (atopica) and a topical med (medicated shampoo). Again like others mentioned the vet said it would take about a year to see any results. One of our problems is we are a military family so we are moving soon next year so he will then be exposed to other things he is allergic to so we may need to start this process over again. Totally will be worth it if he starts growing his fur back around his chest and neck again.


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    Allergy shots didnt work for us ,but they do have some success rate for others ,but from what vet told is the "mixture" is created that works for all the things your baby might be allergic to
    Our vet thought us how to give Shy her shots so we didn't have to visit vets to often
    I think we payed 100 for a year supply of shots
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    [QUOTE=nubonics;427912]I've just started the allergy shots for my frenchie mix. It's too early to see any changes but I really hope there is some relief for him in the future. He doesn't have food allergies (but we are still feeding them Fromms pork and peas because the quality if food is just better).

    In conjunction with the shots we still need to give him oral meds (atopica) and a topical med (medicated shampoo). Again like others mentioned the vet said it would take about a year to see any results. One of our problems is we are a military family so we are moving soon next year so he will then be exposed to other things he is allergic to so we may need to start this process over again. Totally will be worth it if he starts growing his fur back around his chest and neck again.

    I rehomed a bully with skin & fur problems and after other food trials
    put him on Avoderm's Grain Free kibble. In about 3 months his fur had
    filled in the bald spots, thickened up all the thinning areas and become
    shining & full with less shedding and the white just glowed!

    You might add avocado to his Fromms as that is what it's based on.
    Give a couple of slices twice a day as a topper, about a half total.
    Do not be afraid of myths they are poison to dogs, just don't give pits.


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    Oh and the skin eruptions went away, his eye goobers stopped
    and his terrible gas stopped (thank god). Good luck & GOD bless!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Carol View Post
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    I rehomed a bully with skin & fur problems and after other food trials
    put him on Avoderm's Grain Free kibble. In about 3 months his fur had
    filled in the bald spots, thickened up all the thinning areas and become
    shining & full with less shedding and the white just glowed!

    You might add avocado to his Fromms as that is what it's based on.
    Give a couple of slices twice a day as a topper, about a half total.
    Do not be afraid of myths they are poison to dogs, just don't give pits.
    Thanks for the tip! Sully loves avocado so we will start trying this in his food on a reg basis. My husband is actually working on a business development plan with the owner of avocado farms right now so we might have an in for a free supply



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    Brutus has spots like this on his chin. I thought it was acne. I bought the doux pads and it seems to help. Could it be allegies? He doesn't have spots anywhere else and it doesn't bother him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brutus77 View Post
    Brutus has spots like this on his chin. I thought it was acne. I bought the doux pads and it seems to help. Could it be allegies? He doesn't have spots anywhere else and it doesn't bother him.
    On another thread, someone posted their bully got chin acne until
    they switched from stainless steel bowls to ceramic. Bullies are so
    sensitive and perhaps the nickel in the steel caused allergy?


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    well we go to the vets friday, I'm going to ask about the allergy shots, i'm just so stressed over it i hate seeing my baby's paws so red and swollen and his face red and bumpy!! I don't think it bothers him as much as it bothers me lol but i know he is itchy. ugh i hope this vet appointment has success, because if not i may go off the deep end /:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katielyn View Post
    well we go to the vets friday, I'm going to ask about the allergy shots, i'm just so stressed over it i hate seeing my baby's paws so red and swollen and his face red and bumpy!! I don't think it bothers him as much as it bothers me lol but i know he is itchy. ugh i hope this vet appointment has success, because if not i may go off the deep end /:
    Katie, if Chesty has yeast, you may have to go potato free too.

    Have you tried the foot wash with white vinegar/hydrogen peroxide
    yet?

    It is frustrating but hang in there, once solving the issue, it's all good!


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    Sherman went through a really bad time with allergies. He eats Taste of the Wild Bison and Venison, and nothing else. His treats are his kibble. He drinks only filtered water. Crazy, but when I limited his diet to one thing and no water from the tap, his problems cleared up. I also wipe his face, and wrinkles with Duoxo wipes which I get from Amazon. I use the mildest detergent I can find for his bedding and I keep his away from rubber toys. I know it's a lot. But, it worked. Good Luck!

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    Has your Vet tried a course in Prednisone? Of course one doesn't want to give or take prednisone for a long course but in some cases in may be of help. I decided to change Veterinarians a few weeks back, the first Vet I liked but the office personal didn't manage things well, they goofed up on several things over the course of taking my dog there and the last time they screwed up I decided to switch Vet and I like the new Vet and competency of the office staff. Anyway it was just going to be for a check up and fecal test and and a few other questions but about two days before going to the Vet Ace started showing a bit of lameness off and on and so of course I asked the Vet to check Ace out on that and I also noticed what looked like an interdigital furnucle between his toes that could possibly be the problem. The Vet manipulated his shoulders and legs and stated that they seemed fine and looking at the foot as well. I also had noticed that the back of Ace's head between the wrinkles would look blood red beneath the coat at times as well. The Vet diagnosed it as most likely a seasonal and/or environmental allergy and prescribed Prednisone and 20mg for a 15 day course. The first night I gave Ace a 20mg tablet and the next morning going out for the first potty trip he peed like a Georgia racehorse, I have never seen him pee for such a long period at one time and he followed that up with peeing about 4 more times in the next 20 minutes or so. One of the side effects for dogs on prednisone is increase thirst and water intake and increased urination. I did some research and decided to cut the dose to 5 mg's so broke the tablet up in quarters. In the first day the improvement was remarkable and continued to improve. Within the first couple of days there was no lameness or limping and all the red practically disappeared. The redness or lack thereof has never been better on his belly, thighs and underneath his coat on the top of his head. I will probably cease the medication on this Thursday or Friday as it will have been 15 days on treatment even though at a reduced level of medication.

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