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Dog allergy treament not helping

My dog has been tested for allergies and the treatment for them is not working.

What else can I do?

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2 comments on “Dog allergy treament not helping

  1. Dyanna McCain on said:

    Put him on a raw food diet and build up his immune system and address his liver with whole food supplements. I would also stop all grain and just feed him 50% raw food and 50% veggies. I would also suggest to not vaccinate him on an annual basis

  2. This truly depends on what allergies you are addressing. Typically allergies will get worse as dogs age and it is sometimes helpful to use several treatments to find a combination that works.

    If the allergy test indicated that your pet is allergic to certain foods, ignore it. Allergy testing is not accurate for food allergies and you need to speak to your vet about a food elimination trial to identify exactly which food components are the offenders. If your dog has responded to steroids for treatment of allergies, then food allergies are ruled out as they do not improve with the use of steroids.

    Treatment for allergies could involve several things such as:
    (listed in order from mild treatment to strongest treatment)
    1)Topical creams, ointments, shampoos, etc.
    2)Antihistamines
    3)Steroids
    4)Cyclosporin or other immune suppressive drugs
    5) Allergy injections (made specifically for your dogs allergies)

    Some of these treatments, especially the first three, can be used in combination with each other. Treating allergies can be very expensive so it is important that you follow your vet’s recommendations closely. Also, treat early and often. When your dog first starts showing signs of itching and irritation, take him/her to the vet right away. The sooner you address the problem when a breakout occurs, the less stressful it is on the dog and the easier it is to treat.

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