by jillmissal on 23 February 2020 - 09:02
by jettasmom on 23 February 2020 - 09:02
Before you make a comment you should read my post. I can't stand people who give their opinions without reading the whole post.
by jillmissal on 26 February 2020 - 08:02
by jettasmom on 26 February 2020 - 12:02
by jillmissal on 26 February 2020 - 17:02
by GSCat on 26 February 2020 - 19:02
Is there any possibility of an undetected environmental alllergen or the mites you posted he's allergic to? Could be dyes or materials (or mites?) in a dog bed or upholstery that he sticks his face into/burrows into (or your shoes/work clothes/etc.). Maybe something as minute as thread used to sew the items together. Or finishes/cleaners on furniture/floors/etc. Or maybe something in the yard. Some stuff is persistent in the environment for years and decades (remember stuff no longer made or sold, too). Some parasites, baceteria, etc. are hard to detect, as well.
Hope you and your vet are able to figure it out soon. It's heartbreaking to want to do something to help our dogs, but can't seem to find anything that works.
by jettasmom on 26 February 2020 - 19:02
GSCat. My boy has been allergy tested for environmental and food. I have no clue what is in my home as far as storage mites. Us humans have no marks or itching.
Waiting on results of his skin biopsy’s.
by Centurian on 27 February 2020 - 08:02
Jettasmom To answer you opening question directly and truthfully : Yes and No .
Yes - There are some Autoimmune Diseases that are point blank , ipso facto , genetic in origin ... Such examples are : Rheumatoid Athritis , Scleroderma , Lupus Erythematosis to name a few.
No - Because there are circumstances whereby an Autoimunne Disease Syndrome / Response is actually a secondary occurance as a reult of some other ailment. For example , Mercury Posioning : If someone got severe prolonged mercury poisoning , a consequence of that could result a secondary autoimmune affect. People are concerned with certain vaccinations , also due to an autoimmune reaction . Large concentrations of garlic eaten by dogs may also precipitate an autoimmune reaction. I once saw a GS that was perfectly healthy and who went for his annual exam and vaccinations . One week later he couldn't get off the ground . He had a vascular autoimmune response whereby the terminal arteries degenreated causing gangrene to the point his bones in his paws started to show in a matter of days !! This was an autoimmune reaction .. BTW , HIV is another example of an external cause of an Autoimmune disease whichnis brought on secondarily by a virus , yes ..
So to repeat ... Autoimmune Disease / Reactions can be genetic in origin or they can be Environmentally/ Externally Induced / Precipitated .
by jettasmom on 27 February 2020 - 10:02
by jettasmom on 03 March 2020 - 16:03
He is on a non steroidal for 2 mo. I will be going to a dermatologist.