hunterjoe, I know it has been ages since you posted—but the description of Rusty’s skin allergy matches our Archie’s allergies to a T.Rusty has similar skin allergies. The vet also put him on prednisone and it clears up in a few days. Well, he has been off the steroid for about 2 weeks and his rash is starting to come back. We had allergy tests done and nothing has come back. They thought it was something in the yard, but we just moved and still there. We just switched him to Premier Edge Salmon dog food, which the vet thinks it could be a food allergy, so we will see. Any suggestions??
We just received results from a his allergy blood test, and the only reactions found were mild. Prednisone clears up the bumps on his back, but it’s now been a week and a half on high doses of the medicine and we’re now tapering him off the meds. The bumps are beginning to come back, meanwhile he reacts to the smaller dose of prednisone with lots of drooling and lethargy.
Archie is just past 6 months old, and it worries us to medicate him so heavily, and to see the “allergic” reaction ready to come back...
We are learning after several trips to two different vets (including a specialty veterinary dermatologist) that the professionals don’t know what it is or what to do.
What did you learn about Rusty’s allergies as the years went on?