My wonderful dog Toby has allergies.
The vet said before that the only reason she can attribute to his symptoms is allergies.
Toby has certain places on his body that get very red and itchy. These spots are under his chin on his neck, and in his arm (leg) pits. His eyes also puff up and get itchy. He will rub his face against the floor to scratch them.
The spot on his neck even gets so bad that he loses hair there and sometimes will bleed.
I have tried bathing him with medicated shampoos, cleaning the spots everyday, putting lotions on them, and cleaning and trimming his nails so he's not scratching himself with dirty nails.
We have even considered giving him benadyl or allergy eye drops to see if that helps.
Sometimes it gets better for a week or so, but then gets bad again. All of these symptoms have gotten worse since we moved here. I can only assume that is because he has a much larger yard to run around in so he spends more time outside. He is also exposed to a bigger variety of flora and allergens than he was before.
The last time we took him to the vet she gave us a spray to put on the itchy spots, which Toby hated.
I think we will be taking him back to the vet soon. We are seeing signs of spring here wich are probably making his allergies even worse. I worry about him.
Okay, this was probably a strange thing to blog about, but it was on my mind. If anyone has any suggestions about how to relieve my poor dog of his itchy rashes I am very open to new ideas.
I also wondered the other day while I was talking to Chris about possible options: What do you do if you have an allergic reaction to benadryl?