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Skin/allergy problems for Nina 16 Aug 2015 13:49 #9942

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Although generally healthy Nina has been having some problems which appear to be allergic in their nature.

Earlier this year she developed a rash on her belly and was treated with steriods. The rash reduced but kept coming back an a series of ten days of tablets followed.

At the end of the last dose the vet suggested it was diet related and put her onto XD as a hypoallergenic solution.

This seems to have worked as far as the rash is concerned but she now has a largely bare area around he nipples and up under her armpit. She is still itching constantly and scratching herself as a result. This has appeared worse in recent weeks but she is also in full blow so that and her lethargy may be related.

Finally her bare skin what we a nice light pink is now a muddy brown.

Does anyone have any thoughts as to possible cause and possible treatment. She is back in for a nurses check as part of her vaccination package but I am open to suggestions as to alternative treatment.

Finally did anyone keep in touch with XenaW she was on here to about 18 months ago and adopted one of Ninas sisters and I had hoped to get in touch with her to see if this might be genetic.

Re: Skin/allergy problems for Nina 16 Aug 2015 22:35 #9944

My Asai is hypo-allergenic, when she came to me she would quiver when she was touched, along with other symotoms she was always very itchy. I had deep skin scrappings taken, I was lucky because my vet let me stay with her, she had to be put under for the tests, the results showed that she was allergic to so many foods, top of the list was rice and potatoes, rice is in so many dog food products, anyway I now cook all of Asia's food and she has no itching, only when she's moulting, her other symptoms have all cleared up as well. So, perhaps you could suggest deep skin scrapping tests to your vet for your Nina? In my opinion I'd rather spend some time cooking Asia's food than medicate her and at least if you'd have a list of Nina's allergies (if she does have allergies) and you can control what she eats.

Sorry have't heard from XenaW for a long time

Please keep us updated on how you get on with Nina's itching
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Re: Skin/allergy problems for Nina 16 Aug 2015 23:03 #9945

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Thanks for the suggestion It is something that I can explore tomorrow, the vet had suggested blood work as the next step.

Whatever it is I thank I can rule rice out as that was her core diet for a while.

XenaW responded to a private message and Koko does not appear to have the same issue so it doesn't look to be genetic.

Re: Skin/allergy problems for Nina 18 Aug 2015 14:32 #9950

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try sulphur 200x from a homeopathic pharmacy, 1 tablet daily.
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Re: Skin/allergy problems for Nina 18 Aug 2015 15:03 #9951

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I will keep it in mind at the moment she is on a number of different medications (more later)

Re: Skin/allergy problems for Nina 18 Aug 2015 15:56 #9952

Even though she was eating rice as her core diet, it could still be one of her allergies

After Asia's test I was given a list of all her llergies, each one was numbered and the list was in order of 1. as the worse ect. potatoe was top, rice, pork, beef, brown fish and lots of other odd things you'd never imagine, rice and potatoe starch are used in a lot of dog foods and treats as a hardener, rice is in allergenic dog food so she coldn't even eat that, the hypo allergenic food was so bland she just turned her nose up at it Her other on-food allergies contained some grasse and plants and willow, I asked the vet about how the willow could effect her and he told me that she might just have to walk passed a willow tree to become itchy. Allergies are quite complecated and not as simple as it might look, the medication she's on could even have an allegenic reaction for her. Some houshold products can produce some very bad allergenic effects as well, the de-smelling powder that can be sprinkled on the carpets is very irritating to the skin for some animals. so the tests are worth talking to the vet about
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