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    A friend of mine has an 8mo male boxer who has been dx with allergies by two vets, neither of which has talked about long term treatment. She thinks he's allergic to grass? One vet said use cortisone cream on one area, it turned into ringworm. The other said to clean ears with a wash for 2wks. He has the 'rash' pretty much all over ( face arms/legs body ears) starting to loose hair from at the scratching.
    Can he have benadryl? Something else she should be doing? He's on grain free food now. It hasn't really helped to change anything at this point. Any help is appreciated!!




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    I would keep them grain free long term. It takes time for immune system to calm down if that is the culprit. Baxter had a rash on his lower belly and penis when I got him. The vet grabbed a bunch of gold bond powder and tossed it on there. A day or three later it is almost gone. Strange because it looks exactly like your picture. And he said it was just heat rash. Maybe they're not the same. Hard to know?

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    It sounds to me that neither of these vets are that up on rashes & causes.
    Can't dx ringworm??? They also seem uncaring~rashes & allergies may not
    be life threatening (if autoimmune it can be) but it can make the dog suffer
    terribly and lead to infections and other serious stuff. I'd find a CARING and
    experienced Vet to dx the real problem, BTW steriods are not long term solutions
    either.

    Yes, give Benedryl, 1 mg per 1 lb so if Boxer is 50 lbs give 2 (25 mg each) capsules.
    Mix in food and give daily such as in AM meal. Immune system needs boosting, give
    a dollop of plain, unsweetened yogurt on top of food 1 x daily, on pm meal toss some
    blueberries in there, about a TSP. Give 1 TBS of LOCAL honey, drizzel over one of the
    meals~helps w/grass, pollen, dust...it desensitizes them~great for people too! Do not
    use oatmeal shampoos and yes, Gold Bond Pdr, cortizone & neosporin can help rash.

    Keep using the grain free, it takes at least a month for old food to clear out of system.
    The protein source might be responsible too but give at least 1 month and see what
    happens unless symptoms continue to worsen, then try different source of protein &
    do slow transition. Good luck & let us know!


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    I always found diaper rash cream works wonders - we use sudocream (check amazon) as it contains less harmful chemicals for dogs -we put thin barrier before walk and after each walk a wipe clean Shy paws and belly -it seem to help with the rash
    Is the vet sure that it os the gras allergy? My friends dog is allergic to carpet and wool -she gets rash that looks exactly the same as Shy when she comes in contact with those things
    I would go to another vet rather than have my dog covered in all sorts of stuff
    In Uk we also have piriton (for humans) but our vet used it on Shy in summer months for grass /polen allergy and it stopped her scratching herself
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    [Mix in food and give daily such as in AM meal. Immune system needs boosting, give
    a dollop of plain, unsweetened yogurt on top of food 1 x daily, on pm meal toss some
    blueberries in there, about a TSP. Give 1 TBS of LOCAL honey, drizzel over one of the
    meals~helps w/grass, pollen, dust...it desensitizes them~great for people too! Do not
    use oatmeal shampoos and yes, Gold Bond Pdr, cortizone & neosporin can help rash.


    Sorry, amount of blueberries should be a TBS (tablespoon) daily and NOT a TSP (teaspoon)


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    this is something that is very hard to pinpoint and thats allergies. benadryl will help but identifying the cause is better. needs some detective work. such as is the rash worse at times and better at times. does a bath help? is it worse after food or going outside. mine have been doing better with allergies since i give them 1 tsp of pet grade/food grade diatomaceous earth every day. also i give 125 mg of vit c twice a day. im not saying its the food but a grain free food does not insure the allergies go away if there is still something in the food bothering the dog. could be grass, fleas, anything in the house. when sarah was itching cortisone cream helped and we put baby powder on top of it and that seemed to sooth her greatly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowsmom View Post
    this is something that is very hard to pinpoint and thats allergies. benadryl will help but identifying the cause is better. needs some detective work. such as is the rash worse at times and better at times. does a bath help? is it worse after food or going outside. mine have been doing better with allergies since i give them 1 tsp of pet grade/food grade diatomaceous earth every day. also i give 125 mg of vit c twice a day. im not saying its the food but a grain free food does not insure the allergies go away if there is still something in the food bothering the dog. could be grass, fleas, anything in the house. when sarah was itching cortisone cream helped and we put baby powder on top of it and that seemed to sooth her greatly.
    I believe she said its worse after playing outside. She's thinking grass.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo'sMamaGirl View Post
    I believe she said its worse after playing outside. She's thinking grass.


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    Has she had a full panel allergy test done? It would be quicker for her to know what it is he is allergic to!
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    MY bullie breeder told me when i take forde out if he gets a rash from the grass to spray the area with listerine...he gets it on his tummy at times......i spray him and the rash dissappears in no time...i never put on his face though !

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