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Help needed for Itchy skin

Well this will be my first post. I have spent LOTS of money on our 3 year old Golden. About a month ago he had hot spots all over him with itchy and bitting and he smelled really bad. Vet said it was fungus and has allergies and prescribe pills which made him throw up and not eat. He also was prescribe an antibiotic, eye drops, atopica ( too expensive) he had 2 injections for itching. After spending over $700.00 He just kept throwing up. I stopped all meds and he seems to be better. I also switch foods from Eukanuba back to Nutro (used before recall) now we are trying the one for sensitive skin. We think that he may have been allergic to something in the food. Because he was just a little itchy before starting Eukanuba. He seems a little better now but has started to itch and lick his paws like crazy again. I have not put any Frontline or Advantix on him because the area where you apply it is balding. I think he may have some allergy to that stuff as well. Has anyone heard of dogs being allergic to Frontline or Advantix? If anyone has any tips or suggestions on what type of food and any natural flea protection, he is an indoor dog and very spoiled.
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firstly, i would check the ingredient list for the nutro you are feeding him... make sure there is no corn or wheat in it as many dogs (including mine) are allergic to them. maybe put him on a grain-free food and see if that helps anything.
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I would also begin to supplement your dog's diet with Wild Grizzly Salmon Oil.

My dog has been a scratcher for many years (she's 7). I recently started using the Wild Grizzly Salmon Oil and her scratching has nearly stopped, within one week. It's truly amazing.

I don't know if this will work for your dog, but it's definitely worth a try and can't hurt.

Grizzly Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil™ 32oz.
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I have major allergy problems with Oliver - including intestional - & have him on MediCal Gastointestional food. (My problems started when I started switching him from Nutro puppy to Nutro adult). I also had the allergy testing done (approx $700) and learned much - he's a high intolerance to milk, milk biproducts & dust mites! This might be something you want to pursue to see what is causing the problem.

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You have gotten some good advice so far. I also feed Nutro, but I give the food for sensitive skin and stomaches. I also have to dogs that have a lot of issues themselves, and they have been doing great on this food.

Nutro is a better food than Eukanuba. Good luck, I hope you and you poor boy find some relief soon.

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We saw several vets and got different diagnoses.
In the end I went to a dermatologist and finally things started to improve.
She has been on Hills Ultra ZD for a long time, now she's on the cheaper version that can be bought in the shops.
She must never eat bread, pasta... and no fresh meat...
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grain free food

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firstly, i would check the ingredient list for the nutro you are feeding him... make sure there is no corn or wheat in it as many dogs (including mine) are allergic to them. maybe put him on a grain-free food and see if that helps anything.

thanks for your reply. The nutro is wheat and corn free do you know of a good grain free food that I can buy at petsmart or petco.
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you could try to go totally holisitc but you will have a hard time finding it at pet's mart or petco. this website helped me out a lot with breaking down the ingredients. Dog Food Reviews - Main Index - Powered by ReviewPost

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