Dogs Get Allergies, Too

Just like people get allergies, so do our furry companions. My allergies are bad living in Oklahoma, because the wind is almost always blowing. Casey is our first dog that has allergies, too. Of course, Golden Retrievers are one of the breeds that are prone to allergies.

After Casey finished his antibiotics, we made a second trip to the Vet. This time, he had a sore, scabby patch on the inside of his left front leg. Our Vet gave him a low dose steroid shot, an antibiotic shot, prescribed another week of antibiotics, and recommended continuing the Benadryl. Instead of using Neosporin, I bought GentaSpray Topical Spray made by Butler Schein Animal Health. This spray works really well!

We’re now on our third round of antibiotics plus Benadryl. Casey has been on his new grain-free dog food for three weeks now. And, our really hot weather is over. It’s now in the 70’s and 80’s; and hopefully as the weather cools down even more, that will help with the grass and pollens.

I am also adding a small amount of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil by CocoTherapy to his and Tessie’s dry food. They love the taste, and two of the many benefits include relief for allergies and support for digestive health. I paid $16.99 for an 8-ounce jar at my local pet store. It also comes in an economical 16-ounce jar and as chips. Please see attached link for all their products, recommended dosage, and reviews. –

Here are some helpful links if your pet is suffering from allergies:

A to Z Guide for Dog Allergies from WebMD

Benadryl Dosage Chart for Dogs

Natural Therapy: Coconut Oil for Dogs


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