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    Yes food allergies can start early, usually around 5 months old... And they can get worse with age.

    Seasonal allergies usually don't manifest until after a year, as it is stated that they have to go through a full season to become allergic. However, I have seen runny eyes due to pollens much earlier.

    For these reasons an allergy test done before 1 year will likely be inaccurate.


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    @fortindycouple, Who is your regular vet? Just curious I lived in Indy until about a year ago.
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    @fortindycouple I am pretty sure seasonal allergies can present before the dog is 1 year old. Tonka was around 7 months when he started to itch his eyes and develop his runny nose. We did get the blood test when Tonka was too young--before 1 year and it didn't show much at all. However, we got the skin allergy test done when he was just about a year old since the doctor said he had been exposed to all the seasons and that showed LOTS of environmental allergies-15, like I said. So I know that's what was bothering our little guy. Our dermatologist told us that contrary to popular belief, the food allergies are not nearly as popular as people think. He said that's what people always assume is causing them. I know food is a factor for many bullies though, but Tonka never had any stand out reactions to any different food. When we did one food change we saw no difference in his symptoms either. We decided to not try a new food when we discovered all the environmental items he was allergic too. Now that he is older we are thinking of maybe trying the blood test one more time to see what it says.

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    @dozersmama. Our Vet is Dr. Carter in Carmel. We love him!
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    I'm lived/worked in Carmel. I used Dr. Philips at woodland. I kow of Dr. Carter from some of my clients. They loved him too.
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    Hi there...I've been through a lot of allergy issues recently with my bully Truman and I've been updating this thread on Cyclosporine, which might have some information in it that is useful to you regarding the accuracy of allergy tests, treatment plans, and other things I've tried to compile as I learn more and more about how to manage my Truman's allergies.

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    Well, I would go ahead with the roo so that you can give him something he has never had as well as try to get a "clean slate" so to speak on adding items in. Hopefully it will give him some relief.

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