Treatment: Over the past 4 years, I have been battling this with Louie. Winter time is much better for him but all throughout Spring, Summer and into Fall, Louie is miserable. Multiple visits to the Vet for medications and blood testing have not been successful. The blood testing came back all allergy-related. Louie’s skin will get large black patchy dry spots all over him and his skin around his eyes become dark and swollen almost to the point of closing. He is so irritated that just rubbing my hand on his back causes his back leg to start kicking like a dog would do when you are tickling him. He is doing it because the highly sensitive irritated state he is in. He is constantly rubbing the side of his face on everything even the corner of the stucco wall. I have tried so many of the over-the-counter allergies medications and antihistamines. I rub him down with Calm Coat Oil, Bag Balm, and even lanolin I got at the horse store to try to relieve his irritation.
PetWellBeing Product Used: Stimmune
Your Story: I have been giving Louie Stimmune since the middle of June (almost 2 months now). His skin has calmed down and is not spotted up. His eyes still have dark circles around them but they are not swollen and runny. He is not scratching his face on everything as much as he used to. He is still sensitive when you rub him but looking at Louie now compared to the beginning of this allergy season, he is 80% better. I will keep using Stimmune on Louie because I know I will continue to see improvement in his condition. With the heat, humidity and high allergy count, he looks so much better than past years. His daddy and mommy do a lot of scratching throughout this time of the year. After seeing the improvement in Louie, I have now started those two on Stimmune also.
Linda C. Major
Labels: Dog Allergies