Allergy Relief - Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums

GoldenRetrieverForum.com is the premier Golden Retriever Dog Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2011, 07:38 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Allergy Relief

My 5 year old Golden has been suffering from allergies most of his life. We have been to the vet frequently for treatment without any relief. They told us it was a food allergy, but it is hard to determine the exact food. We have changed his food some many times that I don't remember what we have tried or not. His symptoms are a severe yeast problem in his ear and black spots on his belly. Last night, he was so bad that we had trouble calming him down. He was shaking his ear and was in much distress. We cleaned his ear and gave him a Benadryl which helps calm him down and gives him a little relief.

We have eliminated chicken and potatoes from his diet which we thought was the problem. He is currently on venison and sweet potatoes. Can anyone help us as the vet is removing the problem just masking it?

Thanks,
Ken and Robyn
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2011, 07:48 PM
Ian'sgran's Avatar
Professional Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 3,727
Images: 3
Thanks: 135
Thanked 427 Times in 374 Posts
This old thread might help. Have you seen a vet specialist? http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...allergies.html (What I learned about allergies)
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2011, 08:22 PM
Maggies mom's Avatar
The Missouri Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Missouri
Posts: 13,682
Images: 15
Thanks: 425
Thanked 573 Times in 277 Posts
I would take him to a dermatologist and have him allergy tested. I would have them do the skin test, not the blood. My dog Cruiser has been a walking ear infection since he was 8 weeks old(he is now 4) to the point that his ears were closing up. The tested him and it wasnt food, it was all environmental, he was allergic to 28 out of 50 things...Grass, dust, flies, fleas etc We started allergy shots in March and hes ears are clean and hasnt had any flare ups./
__________________
Mary- Mom to the Missouri Crew.
Houdini-7(gone to the rainbow bridge)
Maggie-8
Abbie-7
Cruiser-7
Briggs-2
Seger-1
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-12-2011, 08:24 PM
Megora's Avatar
Kate
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: MI
Posts: 15,541
Thanks: 6,349
Thanked 8,787 Times in 4,989 Posts
Has he been checked for thyroid issues?
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-20-2012, 08:51 AM
Natural Allergy Relief
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I would also say that he may need to be checked for thyroids.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-20-2012, 05:58 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 182
Thanks: 24
Thanked 76 Times in 56 Posts
I would definitely check the thyroid.

I always had good luck with the blood allergy tests, though dermatologists and many vets seem to not like it.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 12-02-2012, 09:48 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My golden also has allergies and after many trips to the vet and meds like the rest, we finally did the allergy test and came up with the fact that she is allergic to everything common outside from Oak,grass, corn, and several other common items outside. She is constantly itching and licking her paws and always smells dut to the skin irritation and gets a dandruff. She gets a bath once a week but still smells and itches badly. Do allergy shots really work? How long does it take to start giving releif? How much do allergy shots cost roughly? Any guidance on this would be appreciated.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 12-02-2012, 09:58 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,662
Thanks: 30
Thanked 603 Times in 429 Posts
I would also have the thyroid looked at and send the blood to Dr Dodds. Its likely not a food allergy. Food allergies only account for 10% of all allergies found in dogs and typically they do not respond to steroid treatment. Ive been through this with mine and am still dealing with it. If its year round allergies does not mean its food as dogs can be allergic to dust mites, mold and yes, even cats and humans.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 12-03-2012, 08:28 AM
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 4,093
Images: 7
Thanks: 11,849
Thanked 1,894 Times in 1,485 Posts
Arrow Acv!

Search for "Apple Cider Vinegar" here on the Forum. EXCELLENT for allergies. Read what other people have said about it.

And, please read in full this link ("Apple Cider Vinegar" is usually called "ACV")

Apple Cider Vinegar for Dogs

Very Important: If you decide to get it, ONLY get the ORGANIC "Apple Cider Vinegar". This organic ACV contains the nutrient-rich sediment, which is called "the Mother". The popular brand to get is
Braggs sold at the Health Food store, e.g., Whole Foods, or the health food section of your local supermarket.

Here's one of this forum's links with info about how to treat hot spots and allergies, etc.:

(Itchy scratchy)(Itchy scratchy)http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...-scratchy.html (Itchy scratchy)
__________________
Wendy


Maxi, my beautiful girl. Gotcha day 6/5/2014 at 6 yrs old. Birthdate 9/16/2008.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
allergy , yeast infection

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:45 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
Golden Retriever Forum .com
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65