Is your dog allergic?

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Is your dog allergic?

My dog has food allergies
6
16%
My dog has environmental allergies
9
24%
My dog has both food and environmental allergies
14
37%
I have more than one dog with food allergies
1
3%
I have more than one dog with environmental allergies
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No votes
I have more than one dog with both food and environmental allergies
8
21%
 
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Is your dog allergic?

Postby Misskiwi67 » Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:07 pm

Just curious how many people here have allergic dogs. Allergies are really common, but I'm curious how many people here have allergic dogs. If you do, what kind of diagnostics were done (feeding trial or skin/serum testing), and how was your dog treated? Is your dog on a special diet, do they get hyposensitization?? Does your dog have flare-ups year round, or is it seasonal? At what age did your dog start showing signs of allergies?

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Postby OlympianAB » Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:17 pm

k i'll be the first to do this,...

Umm Apollo has enviromental..to grass and pollen. It's not really year round..but its more like really bad flare ups in the spring and fall..when pollen counts are high. He just gets benadrly..he does have a shot the vet will give him on BAD BAD days..in a row.


Cappuccino has food allergies..not many..but some. We went to the dermatologist..

and got ekkk i think skin/sertum testing done....and

we could go to a diet from like welness and what not w out shots..

of course she's also allergic to dander..adn mites..but not bad enough she has issues.

Apollo's signs ... umm EYE Gunk..and blood shot eyes..like a human.

Cap's she had 2 completely bare patches of skin.. (though it was mange)..lol

so went to the vet. she also had a few months of ear infectsion yeasty n feet gunk..lol

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Postby Amhailte » Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:50 pm

For it to be a useful poll, doesn't there have to be another category (my dog has no allergies)?

Or aren't you trying to find out the proportion of dogs with allergies? :oops:

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Postby Libby » Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:51 pm

Gypsy has food and environmental allergies.

For the food, it was a process of elimation. She has allergies to wheat, corn, lamb, and possibly beef.

She is on a raw diet.


For her enviromental allergies, she has reactions to grass, rag weeds, and various types of pollen. She only has 'outbreaks' a few times a year, and thats typically the beginning of summer middle of summer, and end of summer. When it gets really bad, she goes to the vet and gets a shot.

Gypsy started displaying her allergies when she was about 9 months old.



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Postby Misskiwi67 » Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:59 pm

Amhailte wrote:For it to be a useful poll, doesn't there have to be another category (my dog has no allergies)?

Or aren't you trying to find out the proportion of dogs with allergies? :oops:


Haha... see, I KNEW I'd forget something...

Mostly I just want to see the distribution of allergies, and if people had the appropriate diagnostics done to know their dog has what they have...

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Postby elegy » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:05 pm

nope. for which i am very grateful. allergies are a pita.

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Postby rednoseErnie » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:11 pm

Theres no option for "no allergies", and thankfully I'm in that category!
:)

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Postby OlympianAB » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:14 pm

4 got to mention caps started around age 1...

and Apollo for gras...well his first summer fall here...lol

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Postby Misskiwi67 » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:38 pm

I guess I should go too...

I believe my pup has environmental allergies because they're year-round with seasonal outbreaks. He's getting allergy tested next week and then I'll know for sure. I'm expecting him to be allergic to some sort of house allergen like dust mites, as well as tree and weed pollens, possibly grasses.

If his tests don't turn out the way I suspect... then we'll be doing a food trial.

He has been chewing his feet for as long as I've had himand his first nasty outbreak was at exactly 1 year of age.

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Postby Pipbull » Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:51 am

Axl is allergic to mites and someting that flares up in my yard in the fall. No food allergies discovered yet, but I don't switch his food very often.

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Postby pitgrrl » Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:34 am

Both dogs are allergic to lamb, all it took to find that out was making their food with lamb a couple of times. They also both seem to have some vague seasonal allergy which I haven't specifically identified, but which is so minimal on the spectrum of reactions that it's nothing really.

Basil also has a grass allergy, but again, not so bad that it's ever required much attention beyond trying to the grass loving beast from constantly rolling in it.

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Postby chewbecca » Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:52 am

I have NO idea if Ella has allergies or not. Everytime I've taken her into the vet she's had a skin condition of some kind that that was not labeled allergies. She had a staph skin infection and then a fungal infection. I do know that the vet told me to bathe her once a week during allergy season and she keeps asking me if I'm giving her benedryl even though Ella is NOT itching and I've told her that.

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Postby georgiapblover » Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:56 am

Icey is allergic to chicken, beef, rice, grains and corn....and that's as far as I know thru process of elimination.
Enviromentally, all I know for sure is that he's allergic to grass. I havent' had him tested. Leave it to me to get a dog allergic to the thing that covers the whole dang ground!!

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Postby akaspaddero » Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:59 am

Yes, as evidence this morning when her eyes were swollen shut and she has hives all over! To what - who knows. Gave her benadryl and watching her.

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Postby Sariss » Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:44 am

Honey has food allergies. We believe it is corn, or something similar.
We switched her from a Veterinary brand of food (she was on it when we got her) over to RAW, and the symptoms went away. They do come back sometimes though if she gets into Daisy's food.


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