2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 1:02 PM
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Anyone on here have a dog with bad allergies in Park Ridge? What do you feed your pup? We have a 13 year old Maltese/dachshund mix who just constantly chews himself. We’ve tried every medication under the sun, we took him to the dermatology vet as a puppy, we tried certain food when he was a puppy, nothing helped. He’s been biting so severely I’m going to try a food change again. Anyone have success with a certain food!? Our vet is also at a loss we just don’t know what else to do to help him

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 1:12 PM

Purina proplan sensitive skin. and stay away from anything with chicken in it

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 1:14 PM

Ours eats wilderness. We’ve slowly introduced other foods, but same issues. Our baby was getting a rash. Started her on Apoquel, 16mg. Tablet each day. Rash/itching/licking stopped. Good luck! BTW- we tried CBD. She was not a fan.

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 1:14 PM

We’ve used Hills Prescription D/D and apoquel and that seemed to work well long term. Short term we used prednisone sporadically if things were too itchy plus Benadryl. Some people swear by CBD oil. Kriser’s carries it. I’ve never used the oil.

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 1:14 PM

My dog gets an allergy shot called Cytopoint Lasts 4 to 8 weeks A game changer!

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 1:17 PM

Go to Pet Wants on Devon in Edgebrook. They can probably help.

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 1:22 PM

We use Blue Buffalo Limited Ingredients Grain Free- our go to is Salmon and lamb. Our vet said we could use duck but she still seems itchy when we give her that protein.

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 1:22 PM

My sister had two French bulldogs with severe allergies! Krisers in park ridge can help you! They are amazing!

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 1:22 PM

Could it be stress related? My friend used to put Rescue Remedy drops in her dog’s water. She would lick her paws raw before that. Now they even make a version specifically for dogs. It’s a homeopathic flower essence you can get at Whole Foods or other health food stores.

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 1:30 PM

I have a pit with the same thing but he scratches. They have a very expensive dog food that comes in powder. I tried it.

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 1:43 PM

Honest Kitchen dehydrated raw- usually fish or turkey. Also check out herbsmith allergy formula, I used it for my dog and it help tremendously! https://www.herbsmithinc.com/clear-allerqi/

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 2:06 PM

Look for a chicken free, grain free all natural food. Keep in mind treats too! It may also be environmental.

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 2:08 PM

Talk to your vet about apoquel. It’s a miracle drug.

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 2:10 PM

Our dog growing up was allergic to the grass! My mom gave her allergy shots.

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 2:38 PM

I had allergic dog. Look at your food. CORN is a terrible allergen. I fed my dogs Fromm, fish based foods. I swear by them. https://frommfamily.com/

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 2:39 PM

High quality, small batch foods. I fed the salmon to my dogs and they loved it. NO CORN, Potatoes or sweet potatoes. I feed Fromm to my geriatric cats too. Hi quality, available at Kriesers in PR. Will not find in a regular store.

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 2:51 PM

We tried just about every commercial food with our dog and she never saw relief for more than a few weeks, probably about 15-20 foods over the course of two years. I mean she would hide under the bed and come out bleeding from scratching and biting. We have had her on the costco salmon and sweet potato food for several years now and she has been manageable on that with medication during high outside allergy months. She takes apoquel and sometimes prednisone during a flare up (beg of spring and fall) but we have been able to stop completely for most of the winter. I did try cooking for her but had to stop when i got pregnant and couldn't stand the smell and i didn't notice all that much of a difference.

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 3:00 PM

Grain free and just keep trying it took us 6 try’s and no treats

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 3:12 PM

Actually coconut oil helps to control the itch and dry skin that comes with it. You can add it to the existing food. The coat will even come in nice and shiny too

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 3:18 PM

My sister's dog has a lot of allergy issues and recommends Fish based food diet, no chicken, no beef no other meat.

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 3:35 PM

Our 3 year dog is sensitive to allergies as well. He takes a daily apoquel and monthly cytopoint injection. Not ideal but it gets rid of the itch, scratching, licking and flare ups. We also have him on higher quality diet. fish or protein that is not chicken or beef. We use ziguature https://www.cytopoint4dogs.com/

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 3:40 PM

My vet recommended apaquel as the best option. My dog’s were not as bad this summer as the past!

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 3:44 PM

Out Vet recommended Fish and Sweet Potato recipe food. No other protein. No chicken turkey or meat. Worked great. Careful about grain free. Our Vet said dogs not like people. They need grains. Grain free dog food associated with other issues. Do your homework.

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 3:57 PM

Try a well-balanced plant-based diet. Worked for our puppy. Especially carrots, potatoes, green bean, carrots and corn.

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 4:24 PM

Venison and Sweet Potato helped our dog. If the allergies are actually food, you need to try different limited ingredient diets. We had a panel done for our lab and it recommended some options. He was also allergic to our cats though (among other things)

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 4:25 PM

Our vet said that chicken is a common allergen. We have been buying Natural Balance dog food. Its limited ingredients. We get venison & sweet potato or duck & potato. One of my friends just cooks meat for her dog and gives her yogurt and cottage cheese.

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 5:20 PM

My dog appears to have a chicken allergy and we use this food Wellness Simple Natural Grain. . https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007M0J462

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 5:25 PM

Kirkland Brand at Costco has a grain free salmon & sweet potato. Good price. For treats I buy duck breast jerky treats.

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 6:10 PM

My moms dog food/treats has to be grain free and chicken free

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 6:51 PM

It's probably not the food. Dogs can be allergic to the environment. Atopy or atopic dermatitis. Have you tried Cytopoint injections or Apoquel pills?

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 7:18 PM

Antihistamine shots

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 7:47 PM

Apoquel for allergies (tried Benadryl, steroid shots, some other shot that sounded promising, worked for about a week; apoquel gets the job done for us) we feed CORE - good luck

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 7:56 PM

My dog has improved with Fromm food. I also spray her if she scratches with a cut of apple cider vinegar and water by spray bottle. It helps.

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 8:03 PM

Have you done allergy testing? Often times people think allergies are diet related when they are actually environmental. My dog suffers from a lot of environmental allergies including grass, as well as a couple food allergies. In May we started her on Cytopoint, which I saw you already commented doesn't work for your dog. Prior to the Cytopoint, Allegra or Zyrtec were helping my dog. What works best for my dog is giving her a medicated bath at least once a week, twice a week in the spring and summer when pollen is bad. I use cet prescribed shampoo or Zymox shampoo. Zymox is amazing and has helped my dog more than anything else I believe. I leave the shampoo on her skin for at least 10 minutes before rinsing her. I also bought a k9 dryer and fully dry her (I have a newfoundland, very heavy coated dog). The frequent bathing and drying really has helped. Regarding diet, many foods contain chicken and use chicken fat as a preservative. Chicken is a pretty common allergen and even foods that don't advertise chicken in the food often contain it when you look at ingredients. I would try a limited ingredient diet and use homemade treats instead of store bought.

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 8:04 PM

There is CBD oil you can try for dogs

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 8:09 PM

My dachshund had terrible allergies- flaky skin and scratching constantly. We tried several different foods, meds, supplements, etc and the Natural Balance Grain Free dog food was the one thing that helped immensely. He’s been on it over 10 years and hasn’t had any problems since

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 8:29 PM

Call Dr. Jim at Krisers! 1 (847) 692-2564

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 8:30 PM

Zignature brand dry food. Our girl liked duck. She was also on Temeril P steroid. She was prescribed up to 6 tabs a day but, only took 1. We could only use Malaseb shampoo.

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 8:53 PM

Halo dog food, you can get ut in Amazon, its make with whole chicken, no meal.

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 9:38 PM

I am a groomer and I take care of a lot of dogs. This last allergy season especially in Sept was brutal. You probably already tried Apoquel. Has the reactions gotten any better with the colder weather? Have you talked with your vet regarding adding flax seed oil? How long has your dog been chewing himself?

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2 years ago on 11/04/2019 at 11:09 PM

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2 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 6:10 AM

It’s hard to know what to eliminate and avoid until you know what your dog is reacting to. We have used this test to pinpoint the food and environmental allergens for our dog and it’s been extremely helpful. They also do a complimentary consultation afterwards to review the results and make food and supplement suggestions. . https://glacierpeakholistics.com/.../pet-wellness-life

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2 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 6:34 AM

My westie had terrible allergies. I started her on raw food and she stopped having her issues within a couple days.

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2 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 6:56 AM

Try going to Pet Wants on Devon Ave. The owner is so incredibly helpful. She always has great suggestions whenever I have asked for help. Their food is all natural.

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2 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 7:31 AM

I rescued a golden with horrible allergies. Started him on Natural Balance LID sweet potato and venison - has been so great for him.

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2 years ago on 11/05/2019 at 7:56 AM

If it’s seasonal allergies, the cold weather should help. We’ve used Apoquel successfully.

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