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    Default Re: Tears, Wrinkles and Skin Issues!!!! AAAHHHHHHHHH

    or order some blueberry scrub from carolina pet pantry .... we use benedryl for his allergies, a full tablet.
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    Her hives are horrible today!

    She is running around like a crazy animal...which would be funny any other day but I know she is miserable.

    Gave her a bath yesterday with the hydra pearls shampoo the vet suggested and the used a vinegar and water solution to wipe her down in the yeasty areas.
    They seem a little and I mean little better today. The hives are bothering her so much today though.

    I went to the store last night to buy a big bottle of vinegar and some wash cloths and ended up buying some baby socks as well ! I have been putting them on her feet when she goes out to potty....
    It is freaking hilarious watching her walk in them but I am so desperate I am willing to try anything because I know she is miserable.
    But these hives have got to go! I gave her 4mg chlorpheniramine this morning and would normally give her 25mg of benadryl around 5-6 pm but she was itching so bad I gave it to her at 3:50.

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    Poor thing

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    how many hives does she have. Sarah will get one or maybe two when the air is real bad. I would maybe be wondering if its the food. I was also wondering why chlorpheneramine in the am and benadry in the pm? drowsiness? I tried chlorpheneramine with sarah and either it wasnt working at all or it was making her much worse. I give her strickly benadryl now and she is better than on the chlorpheneramine. Is she worse in the am with that or the pm with the benadryl. or is it the same all the time? just trying to help figure this out as i know how frustrating it is.

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    @lexterwayne the store I get her food from actually carries that so I will have to try some!
    @cowsmom She is on natures logic and has been for about 7 months now. The hives are all down the left side of her body and her neck and back. Maybe one or two on her right side but there are at least 20+ on the left side.
    It was suggested by the vet to try one in the morning and the other in the evening.
    I called the vet this afternoon. He suggested I try zyrtec for about a week and if no improvement is seen we will discuss other options (no steriods though) It's just so frustrating.

    Have any of you given zyrtec? Dosage? Results?
    What else have y'all done for your bullies with allergies medicine, prescription and non prescription?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoxiBear View Post
    @lexterwayne the store I get her food from actually carries that so I will have to try some!
    @cowsmom She is on natures logic and has been for about 7 months now. The hives are all down the left side of her body and her neck and back. Maybe one or two on her right side but there are at least 20+ on the left side.
    It was suggested by the vet to try one in the morning and the other in the evening.
    I called the vet this afternoon. He suggested I try zyrtec for about a week and if no improvement is seen we will discuss other options (no steriods though) It's just so frustrating.

    Have any of you given zyrtec? Dosage? Results?
    What else have y'all done for your bullies with allergies medicine, prescription and non prescription?
    Hmmm is the benedryl not working? I give violet a whole one at night and when she wakes she looks good I give her only a half in the am. I feel so bad for your baby. I really hope she gets better soon

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    honestly with that many hives and other symptoms I think I would at least consider the food. you dont even have to stop feeding it but find something to mix in with it like natural balance has several limited ingredient foods that you can mix 1/2 and 1/2 with the natures logic for several days to see if there is any improvement. if so then you know. if not then ok you can see what else to do. like detergent some dogs are allergic to certain detergents. One lady kept a journal to narrow down what it was her dog was allergic to. I havent used zyrtec myself but there are those that have here with good results. Maybe just use benadryl morning and night and see if hes better. Is the pollen count there high? try and think if anything is different. did you put bug stuff on the yard. one ladys dog was allergic to the beef in her heartworm meds. I hope she gets better soon

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    You know I think the vet shall update Yvette the steroid shot. It will make him feel Much better and.maybe you can then get a handle on this. I feel.bad for you both

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoxiBear View Post
    @lexterwayne the store I get her food from actually carries that so I will have to try some!
    @cowsmom She is on natures logic and has been for about 7 months now. The hives are all down the left side of her body and her neck and back. Maybe one or two on her right side but there are at least 20+ on the left side.
    It was suggested by the vet to try one in the morning and the other in the evening.
    I called the vet this afternoon. He suggested I try zyrtec for about a week and if no improvement is seen we will discuss other options (no steriods though) It's just so frustrating.



    Have any of you given zyrtec? Dosage? Results?
    What else have y'all done for your bullies with allergies medicine, prescription and non prescription?
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    Duke has horrible horrible allergies.. We have been through WAR with them.. We do give Zyrtec to Duke we like it much better than benadryl. he takes 2 pills once every twenty four hours. Our dermatologist told us its twice the human dose. We have had Duke allergy tested, done allergy shots, went through multiple ear infections, swollen paws, hot spots ( which he would rip open til he bled ).. so I feel for you!

    this is what I have learned. First of all for the first year I refused to allow my vet to give Duke a steroid.. so Duke suffered terribly with the paws and itchy skin etc.. I finally gave up and took Duke to a dermatologist. I had him tested he was allergic to wool. so out the window went the wool blankets etc. I did food trial after food trial with no success. I tried allergy shots.. I finally had everything at bay using the Zyrtec and allergy shots but then the next spring he was nuts again itching etc.. so we at that point put Duke on a very low dose steroid. he takes 5 mg every other day and Zyretc when needed. We feed him NVI instinct formula ( which made his coat amazingly like silk! and he looks and we can tell feels great) we bathe him ( don't laugh ) twice a year... or if he gets dirty.. the dermatologist told us the more you bath the more you upset the natural oils of the skins and dogs like bulldogs do not need to get a bath that often..

    anyway my point to the rambling is when I finally decided to give in to the steroid.. someone said to me to consider Dukes quality of life.. before the regimen we had him at the vet twice a month. he was on antibiotics and suffering.. Now he is perfect. Knock wood this past year he was at the vet once? we have his blood levels taken to check all the time and it is a very low dose. My dermatologist told me he had a dog that lived til he was 12 that was on a steroid regimen.... your dog may not need this but I would be more open if all the suffering continues to at least try it temporarily to calm things down on the skin.. I wish you luck and hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angievelvet View Post
    You know I think the vet smhould give the steroid shot. It will make him feel Much better and.maybe you can then get a handle on this. I feel.bad for you both

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    I hope roxi gets better however you and the vet decide to proceed . A lot of us struggle with our bully and I hope she can get better soon. I have had Sarah on steroids before and I do everything I can not to put her on them so I understand that. Maybe for a short time to get a handle on it. Maybe allergy testing. Anyway whatever you do let us know how she is doing.

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    Reilly's stains were worse than that. it is definitely yeast. Reilly would scratch that area so bad it would start bleeding!! I would put her on an antibiotic. I got cephalexin and it was a FREE Rx!! I also switched Reilly's food to the Oven Baked Lamb and Rice that i discovered from the Food pics Then & Now. He has NO tear stains his face is completely clear, his creases/rope look AMAZING!

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