Do dogs get seasonal allergies?

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  1. MaxxAction

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    Since spring, my poor GSD has been itching like mad.

    He eats grain free kibble with a mix of home cooked chicken, brown rice, and veggies supplemented with Vitamin E oil, olive oil, and flax seed meal for omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.

    He scratches his chin raw, he chews at his haunches and his tail, even though we bathe him every couple of weeks with skin soothing shampoo.

    I am sort of lost as to what else we can do to help him.

    Anyone have any ideas?
     
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    we had a cat that had a skin condition, much like eczema, and would break out at anytime, but mostly during the dry, cold winters.

    so yeah, your dog could have some sort of allergy. he may have to stay on a leash for his "bathroom times", and go directly in the house when done, rather than be set free, get into things, and you cannot find exactly what's causing it.
     

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    Go see a veterinarian.

    One whose practice doesn't solely consist of comments on Glocktalk.
     
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    It could be seasonal allergies. It could be a food allergy. It could be something else. You really do need to take him to a vet. That's the only way you'll know for sure.
     
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    Sounds like needs a trip to the Vet for sure.
     
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    Yes. Have had a couple dogs with them. One Cocker was real bad.

    Vets can treat it.
     
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    My Yorkie is allergic to grass at this tie of year...go figure...
     
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  9. MaxxAction

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    Not yet...

    it is on the list though.
     
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    How do they treat it?

    I have read most times it is with daily steroid tabs.
     
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    He has a vet appointment in two weeks for his yearly check up.
     
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    Feed him Pedigree and it will go away.
     
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    We give our dog Zyrtec non D


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    Yes they do. Had one with severe seasonal and food allergies. Would scratch/chew himself raw. Test showed allergic to corn (an ingredient in a lot of dog foods) and various pollens. Our vet had us change his diet and give him children’s Benadryl. Helped some but not enough. Ended up giving him allergy shots every 10-14 days.
     
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    Seen any side effects?
     
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    Yes they get allergies. Is it all year around for your pup, or just during the summer? It could be the environment, it could be food, or it could be a flea or tick medicine causing it.

    There is some difference of opinion of grain free foods. I don’t feed it, there’s been some studies that have shown increased heart failure in dogs on grain free. Maybe change his food to a good quality food. Royal Canin GSD is good. So is Kinetic.

    Don’t bathe your dog so much, you’ll bathe the natural oils out of his skin and hair. Mine only get bathed when they are muddy. We brush them daily though.

    Give him one 25mg tablet of diphenhydramine and see if it stops his itching. But seek GOOD veterinary attention for your dog.
     
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    Jake the Wonder Dog has plenty of allergy problems including itching of skin and ears, sneezing, coughing and headaches. I can tell when his ears lay down, he's having trouble. Jake is a small dog and his head is low to the ground for picking up lots of pollen, mold and dust.

    Our Vet recommended Children's Benadryl or the Walmart generic. It has no alcohol and seems to work well for him. His dose is one dropper full for his 10# weight.

    Flash
     
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    I've used this on a pup as well only in the pill form.