Inside Allergy Dog Having Scratch Flareup


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Old 08-17-06, 05:44 PM
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Question Inside Allergy Dog Having Scratch Flareup

110 lb lab gets an injection for allergies every week, plus two pills a week.

This usually keeps him under control: nose not running, ears not infected, not eating his tail raw, etc.

Dog just moved 4 hrs away to an apt with son. He is itching like crazy. Son has checked for fleas, red spots, etc. Nothing.

But he is scratching places raw. Son is putting benedryl spray on the spots and I told him to add neosporin salve.

I am wondering if there is a chemical in the carpet from like it being shampooed between tenants.

Not sure what else to do. We may increase his injections once I hear back from the vet dermatologist we pay thousands to.

Anyone have any ideas?
 
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Hi Foreverkeeps,

Have you tried a homeopathic vet?

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Old 08-17-06, 06:24 PM
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No. We've had a hard enough time finding an allergy specialist vet. There isn't even one anywhere near where he is living now.

He's been tested and reacted to lots of dust mites, grasses, trees.
 
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Cool

Oh, and he can only eat Natures Choice Chicken and Rice and Oatmeal. Can't eat anything else w/o the runs and gas galour.
 
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Carpet could sure be the source, but I think it's more likely the carpet itself and not cleaning chemicals. I would have it cleaned professionally and just mention you need them to be extra sure to extract all the chemicals just in case.
 
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I've had good results from the Bach Flower remedies. Here's info on them and how to use them. I've found them to be most reasonable in price as well. I do the drops on the ears. Two drops on the pink of the outer underside of each ear. I've been amazed at the results. You could also put a few drops on your finger and touch the tip of the nose or the gum. The directions are here. You might want to do some searching on Bach Flower remedies.
http://www.critterchat.net/bach.htm

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That's what I'm thinking. I know when he was at our place the last 2 yrs, he stayed on hardwood or vinyl a lot.

I wonder if I can get the complex to have someone come back out to extract any chemicals. Afterall, I paid a $450 pet deposit.
 
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Originally Posted by foreverkeeps
I wonder if I can get the complex to have someone come back out to extract any chemicals. Afterall, I paid a $450 pet deposit.
I doubt it, but what's the worst that could happen if you ask? They might say no?
 
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If they say no, it wouldn't cost much to just rent a machine and use only plain water, no soap, etc.
 
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We don't allow our tenants to use rental machines because they lack sufficicient power to remove chemicals from the carpet. If you were to rent a machine, do like Bruce said and only use clean water to rinse, no soap.
 
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I got the company that had shampooed last week and they are coming back next week to use allergy sensitive stuff to get rid of any chemicals. It doesn't cost much and I'll just pay to get him better.
 
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I stopped using chemicals to clean my carpet. Good old white vinegar mixed with hot water cleans just as well as is not toxic. It actually removes stains that did not come out with high concentrations of carpet shampoo. I vacuum the carpet very well, steam clean it with 50/50 water and vinegar then I sometimes go over it one more time with just hot water. The carpet looks brand new.

My dog is on Gengraf and hypo sensitization shots because she is allergic to just about everything! Chicken, carrots, potatoes,peanuts, weeds etc so it is a constant battle but that seems to control it,
Good luck !
Do you still have your dog? ( you posted 6 years ago...)
 
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Chris:

foreverkeeps has not been online in three months, you may not get a reply to your question.
 
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We do still have this lab. He is getting old. We don't have to give him allergy shots every week any more. His ears still get yeast issues and sometimes infections, but a topical RX from the vet helps with that, as does living in a house with hardwoods instead of carpet.

I like the vinegar shampoo idea.
 
 

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