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So… Good news. Vet thinks Rocky has an allergy too. She thinks it may be seasonal, because a lot of dogs are having allergy problems this time of year. Mommy thinks it could be seasonal AND a food allergy. Because she stopped giving Rocky his dry food on Sunday, and his rash was gone this afternoon. That’s before we saw Vet, too.

But, a Rocky also has dry skin which is adding to the itchyitis. So… Vet is going with a three prong attack.

1. Prescription “comfort” conditioner weekly, instead of shampoo for the dry skin.

2. Strong antihistamine long term and a smidgen of prednisone short term. To stop the acute attack and hold future attacks at bay.

3. Food. We’re going back to adding a fish oil supplement to his breakfast, and we’re switching to a limited-ingredient dog food with an exotic meat source. Rocky hasn’t had rabbit or bison or lamb so he can’t have an allergy against them yet. 

We’ll watch and see how it goes. Mommy, for one, is optimistic that Rocky will start to feel a whole lot better very soon. And Mommy can attest: once known, allergies can be controlled. A whole lot better prognosis than scabies or mange or mites or an infection or all those other unpleasant possibilities running through Mommy’s nightmares. Heck, maybe Rocky and Mommy can go get our allergy shots together. 🙂

Posted June 27, 2016 by iloveschnauzers in A day in the life, Schnauzers

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  1. So glad you got some workable answers for Rocky. Keep me posted.

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  2. I cross my paws that you will see good results soon. How great that you got no bad news but some good answers… hugs to the pup, we hope all ithcy-gremlins will run away soon…

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  3. Sounds like you have a great plan of attack against those hated allergies!

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