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Dogs with Allergies | Sallie’s Skin Allergies

My sister Sallie is dealing with awful skin allergies again! I think they are eating all the hair off her! Dogs with allergies are not uncommon, but it sure is bothersome.

Most of the time, when dogs have allergies, they appear as skin allergies on dogs and can be caused by a bunch of things.

Trying to pinpoint it is the problem!

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Dog allergies have really hit her hard again.

The spots are starting to spread all over.

You can see on her hip and they are moving on up on her back!

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She scratches and digs at them all the time!

The patches get red and really angry looking.

Sallie just lays around, not feeling like doing much of anything except scratching at the infernal itching!

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Not only does the hair come out, but the patches also start oozing, causing her to lick them even more.

She is so miserable!

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My Lady has taken her to see that lady in the white coat quite a few times, but it’s always the same – just allergies.

She has an antihistamine she takes twice a day and sometimes she gets antibiotics if it gets infected.

She also has some steroid spray my Lady sprays on her to help with the itching.

I don’t think it helps all that much!

You may remember me talking about dog allergies a while ago. Well, it seems it ain’t going away anytime soon! 

We are doctoring her every day to try and keep her comfortable, but it doesn’t do much good.

Somehow, there has just got to be something that can be done!

My Lady is always a searching for a solution.

My Lady has been talking to a pet nutritionist about how doggie furbabies can be allergic to things in our food.

I think he’s supposed to come and tell us about some things.

So, y’all be watching for the postings, especially if you have a furbaby having these kinds of allergy problems!

Meanwhile, I feel mighty sorry for poor Sallie!

Doesn’t she look so sad and pitiful? 🙁

Antonia murbach

Saturday 15th of August 2020

Did you ever find a solution?

Veronica Lee

Wednesday 12th of July 2017

Poor Sallie! She does look sad and pitiful.

Linda Szymoniak

Monday 24th of April 2017

I've been lucky that we haven't had an issue with any of our dogs having serious allergies, but one of my cats is having increasingly serious issues with hers. Moko is at least ten years old (she was found as a stray so we can only guess how old she was then) and she has had seasonal allergies since we got her - usually from August to October. Last year was her worst time, and after finally getting all her skin issues cleared up, we found that she has hyperthyroidism. She was put on pills, which have helped, but which she really doesn't like to take. I got a transdermal gel version for her but she had a serious allergic reaction to something in the gel. We finally got it mostly under control and she's back on the pills, but I can't help but wonder if she has some sort of allergy to the medicine itself. I'm going to talk to my vet about the possibility of changing her to a different medicine. Also, if there's something they can give her for her allergies.

Chelsi Smith

Saturday 9th of January 2016

Thank you for sharing. I had a Chihuahua/Boston terrier mix with a ton of health problems, skin issues was just one. thanks again for sharing. really helpful

Mary Bearden

Thursday 24th of September 2015

My Yorkie, Charlie has allergies too! The best thing that works for him is the shots. Of course, you don't want to do too many of those because they are bad for the liver and kidneys, just like for people, but when it gets so bad that they start bleeding where he bites the places, there is no other choice. The sprays actually help him, but I use a combo of an antibiotic and the itching spray 10 minutes apart. If I have to, I bandage the areas up with that stretchy tape that doctor's offices and hospitals use when you get blood taken and I use a lot of it! If he continues to try and take it off, then the hat goes on the head so he can't reach it.

The doctor says Charlie's are seasonal, just like with us. We seem to be on the same schedule so he has a summer allergy and a winter allergy. Don't know what causes his but mine are ragweed which is really bad here in Georgia in the fall & winter.

Good Luck!

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