RE: Dogs w/ Allergies?
Our lab has allergies. He was a major paw-licker, his paw was really pink and irritated from it. We had him tested and the results showed what his allergens were. We switched his food and also started him on allergy shots to desensitize him to the allergens (we gave them at home, it was no big deal at all). We also were giving him a low dose of some sort of medicine at one time but I can't recall the name- it was an antihistamine I think and also had some anti-anxiety properties (or maybe it was an anti-anxiety that had antihistamine properties?). We have since moved, so it is not as bad anyhow, but we have discontinued the shots and pills and now he is just on the special food (the allergy test results listed what foods would be okay for him to eat, he eats california naturals lamb and rice right now).
He is doing much much much better- no more constant licking his paws at all!
M, mommy to A 4/05, E 1/07, and L 12/10