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post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
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Re: What is it Your Vizsla is allergic to?????Please

Coya, thanks for your reply.

It is interesting that quite a few members think the allergies are grass related. Is Coya okay in the winter? Does the allergy only show up at seeding time. At the moment everything is in bloom and pollen everywhere.

Thanks for the tip about washing him down after walks. I will definitley try that. My sister has a poodle that is allergic to a kot of the native plant pollens in Australia ,washes her dog frequently and uses a cleaner to get pollens out of her ears, which all reduces the itching.
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Ozkar has grass allergies. More intense in spring/summer. I try and finish our walks with a dip in the dam or creek which really minimises any itching or discomfort. Aussie grass effects lots of dogs, not just V's.

Check out all the adventures of Ozkar, Astro and Zsa Zsa at http://aussievizsladiaries.blogspot.com.au/
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Hey hotmischief

I'm having the same issue with our pup. Few weeks ago she had everywhere rashes on her belly and got some big bumps on her neck. I went to the Vet. He said that's typical for puppies. Can caused by many factors. He gave an injection and said that this allergy might come again. It got better with the injection and for 3 weeks she was fine. Last weekend my husband went on the field again and when they came back she had these rashes again. Mostly on the chest. The rashes got dry and flaky now. ...really weird. We used to go on this field all the time. So I guess must be a special grass here. I don't have another explanation. He gave me a Spray called ATOP 7 Spray ( Dermoscent / Animal Dermo - Care ) .

It's an Soothing emulsion for dogs and really good. Only natural ingredients and made in France. So I spray it on her skin when she's having bad rashes.

Or I put on some Aloe Vera oil which is really good to. The bumps and rashes doesn't disappear but helps a little bit I think.
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PS: I've got also from the Vet a Spot product. Again form Dermoscent Animal Dermo-care
These Pipettes you give once in a week for 8 weeks . Purifies, soothes while supporting the skin barrier function. The patented plant extract PhytoC-2 enriched with essential oils and Essential Fatty Acids helps maintain or restore the skin flora.

A really good product and I can recommend it for any skin related problems.
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hotmischief. My daughter and a friend took Sadie out to our farm yesterday for about 3-4 hours. She played with a lab, swam (YES, she finally, officially swam!) and ran through the woods & the very tall (waist high) grass.

She came home, had dinner as normal, I gave her the benadryl and the antibiotic she is on and so far this morning, no break outs.

Either the benadryl is working or it wasn't the grass at the farm or the algae in the pond that made her break out. Either way, I'm pleased because I can take her out there without worry now.

The mystery continues.....
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LaVidaLoca, oh the problems of owning a puppy!!! Interesting that Vida got the rash after going through the long grass. If she had been okay in that field previously, is it possible they might have sprayed recently with a pestacide that Vida has reacted to?? Is the grass in seed - could she have breathed in seeds from the grass which she has reacted to.

Hopefully they will both grow out of this problem. The hives on Boris are now mainly in his ears they go down while he is on the Periton, but get red and lumpy toward the time he needs another tablet. I sometimes wonder if I will ever know what is causing it.

Vizsla Baby - so pleased that you have the problem under control and that Sadie can enjoy the farm once more - and a big well done to Sadie for learning to swim.
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This was her first winter, and she had no issues. She came down with her first case of staph, due to the allergies, in March and is just finishing up her dose on anti biotics for her second case. We're hoping this isn't a re-occuring event because if so it will be a not so fun summer for Coya, and for us

If it persists we will probably get an allergy test done and put her on allergy meds.
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I think our little guy has some kind of skin allergy. He breaks out when he gets in tall grass and brush. The bumps go away pretty quickly after washing him. I did notice, though, that the tiny almost blister like bumps inside his ears (the flap not the actual ear canal) have not disappeared. We noticed them yesterday. I'm trying to decide if I should take him to the vet or just give him a Benadryl. If Benadryl - how much - he's 40 pounds & 5 months old.
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It could be chiggers, tiny mites no bigger than the head of a pin. These mites hang on to tall grasses and then attach when something red-blooded comes by. Benadryl is good choice. Good luck!
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... I'm trying to decide if I should take him to the vet or just give him a Benadryl. If Benadryl - how much - he's 40 pounds & 5 months old.
Try it & if it's going to work, it should do it quickly. If it doesn't, then vet.

According to the "Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook", the dosage is 2 mg per pound, every 8 hours. That would be 3 - 25mg tablets every 8 hours. Which sounds like a LOT to me. I'd start smaller.

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