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    oh im so glad hes better.

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    @cowsmom I agree about not changing things. Not too long ago I tried to let BabyGirl have some yams thinking they were good for her and she had an allergic reaction causing her face to swell and rash up and she couldn't breathe through her nose. I don't want to experiment with food anymore. I'll just stick to her current dog food which is a good one. I haven't had any problems with shampoos thank goodness. I usually use dog oatmeal kind and whatever medicated shampoos prescribed by the vet. Hope my dogs don't surprise me with anything else cause it has been a bumpy road.
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    @Fontanafox I so understand your terror and nervousness. I almost lost sarah to a dang shampoo. She had hives all over her body and swelled up teets and couldnt breath good. It took a trip to the emergency vet and a trip to her regular vet the next morning to get her ok again. I only use this particular kind of oatmeal shampoo now and still get a little nervous at giving her a new dog food and such. But after a scare like that and when it doesnt happen again for a while you do relax a bit. This is the great thing about this board we are all here to help each other through these things.

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    i always doubt what vets want to give my dog,i will discuss it with the vet then research the side effects,its a very emotional time when our dogs are poorly and we listen to our vets and do what they want to do,i think that if there are too many side effects and there always is with any meds be it human or animal but we are only thinking of our dogs best interests at the time,try researching alternitive meds ,i know that we want instant results and sometimes we get them with very little/no side effects,and some meds are urgently needed for some illnesses ,but for allergy related symptoms which is all they are and whilst we treat the symptoms we are not dealing with the core problem,its very hard and i am in no way trying to dismiss allergy symptoms as a minor problem as i know they are not,but surely instead of trying different allergy shots/pills which have so many side effects and not always instant remember some can take months to show themselves,perhaps herbal/homeopathic remedies would work just as good if not better,just my thoughts and what i am doing with my own dog at the moment,if i have offended anyone then im sorry and it was not intentional,karen

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    @karenben For myself I am not at all offended. I hear you. I am well aware that we are just treating the symptoms and not the source. I'm working on trying to remove most possible offenses. I've changed my detergents and fabric softeners to dye and perfume free types. I don't use any harsh cleaners on my floors or air fresheners. I don't give them any of those "junk" treats. I've changed them to a 6-star food. I do frequent wipe downs when they come in from the yard. I've removed all my roses (thorns) and any plants that were deemed poisonous for animals. I don't use bug killing chemicals in my back yard anymore. My dogs spend most of the time indoors. I walk them only in the evenings when it is cool. They always have cool fresh water and they are lavished with love, affection and attention. I hope to one day find that key element that will help us get there and then share it.
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    hi,ive started feeding fresh basil as i do not want to keep giving antihistamines it is supposed to be a natural antihistamine ,i will keep you posted on that one as its just her second feed with fresh basil obviously i will have to wait and see,i havnt given antihistamines this morning so fingers crossed,all we can do is just keep searching for cures,i also have been using calamine lotion ,as she only scratches her belly and pits she cant lick it as it can be toxic if ingested and i have to say it does stop the scratching,she also wears a tshirt lol shes getting used to that one now and it has so helped with any secondary infections ,we need all help and advice we can get on this topic ,it certainly is a full time job lol,karen

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    Oh my, what a scare you had. Thank goodness Wilson is doing better and sleeping his troubles away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fontanafox View Post
    @karenben For myself I am not at all offended. I hear you. I am well aware that we are just treating the symptoms and not the source. I'm working on trying to remove most possible offenses. I've changed my detergents and fabric softeners to dye and perfume free types. I don't use any harsh cleaners on my floors or air fresheners. I don't give them any of those "junk" treats. I've changed them to a 6-star food. I do frequent wipe downs when they come in from the yard. I've removed all my roses (thorns) and any plants that were deemed poisonous for animals. I don't use bug killing chemicals in my back yard anymore. My dogs spend most of the time indoors. I walk them only in the evenings when it is cool. They always have cool fresh water and they are lavished with love, affection and attention. I hope to one day find that key element that will help us get there and then share it.
    @Fontanafox, I too do all the above yet Vegas still gets an allergy shot about every 5 weeks when I know he needs one. His shots consist of a quick acting one and a long acting one. I can tell a world of difference the very day he gets his shots. Thank God we have never had any problems he has been getting them for about 4-5 months now due to all the outside elements that are out of my control. I hope it does not happen to you again, they really do bring relief.

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