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Anyone else's Akita got an Allergy? 03 Nov 2011 17:18 #1692

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Marni beautiful Marni is 11 months old today : ) and had to spend it travelling in the car for 4 hours to the hospital for the start of his Allergy testing with a specialist dermatologist - who confirmed he definately is allergic to something, and he hasn't got anything else bad wrong with him. He has started a vet diet of just Soya ( nothing else) for 7 weeks to see if it is food related (hopefully will be) If not its back in December for more blood tests and then if not better, 6 months later he has skin tests : ( but luckily he has a lovely mummy to give him the best treatment for all of his life : ) Just may have to get a night job to pay for his meds : (
Is there anyone here who have had to have allergy testing? I hope its food as if its not he will have to have a large part of his fur shaved away to test his skin and the dermatologist said it is common for Akitas fur NOT to grow back : ( Im sad for my boy : (

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Re: Anyone else's Akita got an Allergy? 03 Nov 2011 17:34 #1693

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My old girl Micha had allergies, it started off with pollen/grass allergies, she did not have an allergy test, as they are not always correct with some things. Mind this was over 10yrs ago now, they might be better these days.
Unfortunatly she developed auto-immune and she went quiet bad as she got older.
Please dont go worrying that Marni will be the same, he could be fine once you find what he is allergic to.
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Re: Anyone else's Akita got an Allergy? 03 Nov 2011 18:20 #1699

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we went through all those tests with brogan,he is alergic to wheat/rice/all meats bar turkey ,we have him on no treats and a hypoalergenic biscuit diet

Re: Anyone else's Akita got an Allergy? 03 Nov 2011 19:45 #1700

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Hi - Thanks for your replies.
Simmo - Marni is on hypoallergenic food today from the vets, a Royal Canin one - he seems to like it too : )
Denise do you know what the kennel name was for your Micha please? Just checking through Marni's family history. The dermatologist did say that the allergy tests were much better nowadays compared to years ago, same as a lot of things though, but i am confident she will get to the bottom of this within next 7 months xxx
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Re: Anyone else's Akita got an Allergy? 03 Nov 2011 21:45 #1707

Awwwwwwww poor Marni...what part of his body does the allergy affect Dawn?..is it his tummy?...it must be very worrying for you & hopefully you will get to the bottom of it.....he looks so gorgeous in the pics, bless him....keep us posted & let us know how Marni's getting on...big xxx for him.......Pam Maya & Scoobie
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Re: Anyone else's Akita got an Allergy? 04 Nov 2011 12:34 #1711

Sorry to hear about Marni Dawn.

Asia is what the vet called hyperallergenic (don`t know if that`s the right spelling) she can only eat chicken, turkey and lamb in meats and she`s allegic to rice and soya and spuds and othe ver veg, she is also allegic to some grasses and willow, she only has to walk passed a willow treeand she gets itchy!

So becasue she has so many food allergies and rice is one of the main ingredients in alergenic food, when the vet searched for ultra alergenic dog food he could only find one, apart from it being very expensive it was bland and Asia wouldn`t eat it, that`s why I know cook everything she eats, unless I can find 100% dried chicken treats, I did once find some veggy treat sticks for her but after a few weeks she was all itchy again, it turned out that the treats were hardened using spud or rice starch.

I'm a bit concerned that your vet may be dragging the testing out, the soya for 7 weeks sounds a bit over the top to me, Asia is allergic to soya, Marni may be allergic to soya. I only say that because When Asia had her allergy and blood tests they were done at the same time by my vet, I was allowed to stay with her because she was being put under, she had a skin scrapping which only need a very small amount of hair removed, and a couple of tubes of blood were taken, I stayed with her (she was laying on the treatment room floor (my vet didn`t want to upset her by lifting her onto the table) and everything was going on around us, it was really quite interesting but the main thing was that I was able to comfort her as she came round Anyway the results only took a little while to come through (a week or two) and we could then change her diet and stuff, she wasn`t put on any medication because within a month or so her itching had stopped, her ears were better and she`d wasn`t getting anymore hot spots and she`d put on weight, her coat also improved a lot:)

She loves her food now, she was very picky when she first came to us, but she can`t get enough of her homemade doggy stew, I have to keep a check on her ears and use a ear wash regularly but she rarley gets any of her old allergy problems now.

A simple skin scrapping and blood test should show how allergenic he is and I had all Asia`s testing done at my local vets I really hope Mari feels better soon bless him
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