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Old 10-09-2007, 06:24 PM
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That is very true.......with people or animals. You can be fine and then allergies can appear.

Same turn, you could be allergic to something and then out grow it.

Someone earlier did mention as dogs get older allergies are more common.

I hope it is something as easy as her food
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:26 PM
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They just looked at her. They said it was bad, but not bad enough to go on meds for it. He scraped her skin also.

So, I would suggest (from my own experiance) getting a medicated shampoo for her. If that doesn't work, then I would definitely try a different food. Canidae isn't always the best for every dog. Each one is different and if you have recently changed it, it really could be the basis of the problem.
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:36 PM
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We haven't changed foods, but bought a new bag.

If giving her some canned fish/oils doesn't help clear it up, then I'll def. be contacting my vet.

Though, funny thing, we went to the vet for a class and guess what kinda dog they were seeing right as we got there? A dog with the same problem Lizzie has. Not near as bad though, but he just gave him some medicated shampoo and some type of shot to help clear it up.
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Old 10-09-2007, 07:14 PM
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Prolly is an allergy then. You should try either Earth Bath's oatmeal stuff... it WORKS!!
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:17 PM
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I'm in Alabama.

Why would it not affect her before this year?

I'm not trying to dismiss the fact, but why would it not have happend before?

I want to find out whats wrong.
As someone else mentioned in this thread, a lot of dogs aren't affected by these things until they pass 2 years of age. Same goes for temperament issues, genetic diseases, and joint problems.

Sorry, I didn't remember exactly where you lived. In Alabama, the peak ragweed season is from August to October.
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:18 PM
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We had some similar problems with Canidae and when we switched everything cleared up.

Elwood is going to the vet too soon he has itchy dry skin too and dandruff all on his back. He's always itching but he doesn't have fleas anymore and really didn't have any to begin with. Maybe it's an allergy thing here too. He isn't on Canidae anymore he's on Eagle Pack/Nature's Variety mixture.
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Old 10-09-2007, 10:49 PM
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We had some similar problems with Canidae and when we switched everything cleared up.

Elwood is going to the vet too soon he has itchy dry skin too and dandruff all on his back. He's always itching but he doesn't have fleas anymore and really didn't have any to begin with. Maybe it's an allergy thing here too. He isn't on Canidae anymore he's on Eagle Pack/Nature's Variety mixture.
I have found, that with allergy dogs, especially if its an environmental allergy, that when you switch their foods, they will usually do better for a month or two, and then the allergy symptoms appear again. My allergy sufferer was like this for ears, she would do well on a food, and then go back to having itchy skin. We switched foods and it would help for a month or two, then back to itching. We feed only grain-free now, and have quit switiching her food everytime she has an allergy attack. She's the worst in the summer, so we just give extra fish oil/vitamin E and add benadryl twice a day.

Just wanted to give you my experience before you switch foods, and think the problem is fixed. It could be back.
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:24 PM
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Just to throw in my two cents my parents dog (whom i grew up with), has some major allergies.. 1. allergic to beef, 2. allergic to grass, 3. allergic to turkey.. and im sure the list goes on.. all of which gives her dry flaky skin and she was scratching herself crazy. i would suggest switching food to chicken or lamb base with no beef.. and no rawhides.. after we did that kiara was fine for a year.. then became allergic to turkey.. if its allergies.. benidrayel and steriods.. trust me both work wonders
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:09 AM
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I'm just wondering, would raw help? I won't be switching for a few more months, but just considering option.

It's really strange, no red spots, no flaky skin, nothing...just scratching.
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:41 AM
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I'm just wondering, would raw help? I won't be switching for a few more months, but just considering option.

It's really strange, no red spots, no flaky skin, nothing...just scratching.
It might. According to most raw feeders, it usually does. However Pit has the exact same problem and he's been on raw since 8 weeks. No redness, no flaky skin... just incredible itchiness as of recently. We're going to the vet tomorrow to see what she has to say.
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