Dog Allergy?

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  1. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    I got a little female daschund that looks healthy all year long but starting late November she starts scratching and her hair comes out in several places on her body. Spent a fortune at the vet last year but just can't afford it this year. She takes two pills right now. Just a real nervous, itchy little dog. I also wash her in the medicated shampoo. I use Hot Spot some but you also got to watch drying their skin out or they'll scratch even more. Vet can't even figure it out but come March she'll quit scratching her hair will grow back and she'll look great. So far it's not been as bad as last year. I told the vet back in December that she just hates Christmas.
     
  2. brettfrancis1

    brettfrancis1 6 pointer

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    Do you use Ivermectin for heartworms? I've noticed it seems to clear up a lot of skin issues that I've seen. I still spray Vetericyn on everything too.
     
  3. Peacher79

    Peacher79 6 pointer

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    My son's setter has the same problems and he gives her Benadryl. It works for her.
     
  4. Feedman

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    Has the vet checked for ringworm
     
  5. mcdenney

    mcdenney 12 pointer

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    She gets Trifexis chewable for heartworm.
     
  6. brettfrancis1

    brettfrancis1 6 pointer

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    Ivermectin clears up a lot of problems and would save money vs the tablets.
     
  7. mcdenney

    mcdenney 12 pointer

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    I know there is a lot of cost savings there but I have heard some possible side effects from my vet. How do you administer yours?
     
  8. brettfrancis1

    brettfrancis1 6 pointer

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    There are side effects just like any medication. Trifexis also has side effects. I give 1/10 cc per 10lbs body weight. Use a small syringe to draw it out and then remove the needle once it's drawn. Be sure to only use the plain Ivomec or Noromectin.

    I also heard a guy this past week again tell me he started feeding the grain free Diamond food and his dogs hair started falling out. The label on that food sounds really good but it just doesn't give me the results I'm looking for.
     
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  10. mcdenney

    mcdenney 12 pointer

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    That is how my dad adminsters his too. I checked last night and found that this last round of food was 4Health Salmon and Potatoe but did not say grain free.
     
  11. quackrstackr

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    Nash gets trifexis because it also has a flea preventative in it and he spends a lot of time in the house. I've given ivermectin before straight from the farm store. It works fine.

    Marty, you can get those bales of cedar bedding at Tractor Supply if you have one. That's where I get mine.

    Nash eats Pro Plan Sport 30/20 but it's not grain free. You might try Taste of the Wild. It's grain free and available at Tractor Supply also.
     
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  12. mcdenney

    mcdenney 12 pointer

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    Thanks Tim. I was going to order a few things anyway so I ordered a cedar ribbon bale from Lion country, along with some personalized collars, new dog box, etc. I have heard good things about taste of the wild. I gotta figure this out!
     
  13. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Mine were on trifexes but use sentinel now. Basically the same just a little cheaper. Honestly the best thing has been just giving her my generic 10mg allergy pills.
     
  14. GrouseAssasin

    GrouseAssasin 12 pointer

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    Dont start a dog on Ivomec unless you have it heartworm tested first. My vet said it will kill the dog if it already has the worms. Also can't give it to collies.....found that out the hard way.
     
  15. brettfrancis1

    brettfrancis1 6 pointer

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    Some people are using Ivermectin as a treatment for dogs that already have heartworms. If I remember right it was a smaller dosage that slowly killed them off over time. The regular dosage will kill all the worms at once and cause problems. Sounds risky still though.
     

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