Have you ever noticed your dog licking his paws, scratching his face or ears a bit too much? If so, did you know that these can be allergy symptoms? Yep! Who knew?! We been watching Chunyo struggle with this recently so we went to the vet to get to the bottom of it.
After several tests and an ear cleaning – the vet told us that Chunyo has an ear infection, yeast in his paws, and possible skin infection – all of which can be related to allergies. Ugh!!! Poor thing! After receiving his antibiotic shot (a little more expensive but better than 3 weeks of pills 2xs a day), we walked out with our hands full – a prescription to control the itching, ear drops for his infection and a special shampoo to soothe his irritated skin and paws. Oh did I forget to mention the big bill?! Yeah, let’s hope we get a decent reimbursement from his insurance. But of course, the most important thing is that our lil guy feels better soon 🙂
So what’s Chunyo allergic to? Yeah, well we don’t know EXACTLY but it is quite possible that it is peanut butter! So SAD about this! Remember those peanut butter treats that he loved so much. Sadly, he might be allergic to them 😦 So NO more of those peanut butter treats for him. Too bad, he LOVED them. Hopefully other pooches can enjoy them even if Chunyo can’t.
Does your dog have allergies? Any suggestions for us?
If you want to learn more about allergies, check out this article and the picture below. You might learn a little something, we did.
March 10th, 2011 at 7:14 AM
March 10th, 2011 at 10:04 AM
We know all about allergies, unfortunately. So sorry to hear about Chunyo. Food allergies are so tough to pinpoint…elimination diets are not easy.
Please give him tummy rubs for us!
March 13th, 2011 at 9:59 PM
Kodee suffered from allergies early in her life. Many dogs have allergies to grain so we went to a grain free and that helped alot. The red colouring (yeast) around her face/pads cleared up. Next we axed chicken a very common allergen and her eyes stopped weeping. Also adding fish oil helps with inflammation due to allergies. Good luck!
March 13th, 2011 at 10:16 PM
Thanks for the info! Chunyo has a grain free food, salmon flavored which helped in the past. Will have to look into the fish oil!
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