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    Hi everyone,
    We have a problem with matildas allergies. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on what we can do to relieve her itchyness? She is on antibiotics right now for a skin infectin from the allergies. I give her 3 benedryl in the am and sometimes 2 at night. She has had mange when the vet tried her on a steroid for the allergies. This year is the worst her allergies have ever been. When we were in calgary she had no issues, we moved to ontario and she started with skin infections and had gotten mange. And now being in edmonton she is very bad. Can barely walk without trying to scratch. Last year in edmonton wasnt so bad.
    Any advice would be great. I want to try to help soothe her itch.
    Thanks

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    Has she been through testing to see what her allergy triggers are? They can be expensive. Sounds like she has environmental allergies assuming you've ruled out the food. Is her itchiness just on certain areas?
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    We havnt done the testing yet was always too expensive but i think we will be this year. Shes been fine on the food she is on fromm beef fritata. The itchyness is all over but maily her belly. I think it is grass or something in the spring summer she doesnt seem to have issues in the winter.

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    I would also have a skin culture done as soon as possible to rule out MRSA.
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    Quercetin works great for allergies even better if it has Bromelain included in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAMESnJACLYN View Post
    We havnt done the testing yet was always too expensive but i think we will be this year. Shes been fine on the food she is on fromm beef fritata. The itchyness is all over but maily her belly. I think it is grass or something in the spring summer she doesnt seem to have issues in the winter.
    I had a bully with grass allergies, it can be tough to manage. Rule out other things and then see if wipe downs after going out and antihistamine will help. Poor baby, I know how tough it is seeing them itchy
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAMESnJACLYN View Post
    We havnt done the testing yet was always too expensive but i think we will be this year. Shes been fine on the food she is on fromm beef fritata. The itchyness is all over but maily her belly. I think it is grass or something in the spring summer she doesnt seem to have issues in the winter.

    maybe try a different antihistamine.... Claritin or zrytec? Also, wipes her off after each outing, belly, paws and face with a cold wash cloth
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