oh boy....our 5 yr old gsd female has been suffering for 15 months with itchy ears.... and a bit of chewing on her belly and paws We have been to different vets....the ears are clear no infection no yeast no mites....just inflamed from all the scratching and they thought she had developed food allergies...so we tried so many different ones for a couple of months with no improvement....even the high priced hypoallergenic Royal Canin food....no difference whatsoever....So we are now back to the original food and treating the symptoms with Vanectyl P .... I am debating about a raw diet for her...anybody have a recipe... Allergy testing is only 70% accurate according to the vet and then you are into shots weekly and they may not identify all of her allergies
This poor animal has suffered enough....Can anybody help.
Hi Miss deb, I think while veterinarians look for the cause, you can attack symptoms. For any problem i use a champoo whit benzoyl peroxide or a cream with corticoids and antibiotics. I think it could be an allergy problem. Suddenly my pup began with a rancid smell, so that I bathed him with the shampoo and fortunatelly I was able to solve the problem. Of course if you are not familiar wtih these products you may call your vet up and ask him. The main problem is that if he continue scratching he could run the risk of causing aericular hematoma and break the cartilague. Way for more replys with more experiences.And good luck!
I would try to leave grain, chicken, colours, additives like vitamins and minerals and preservatives out of the menu and choose a limited ingredients food with natural vitamins from vegetables and fruit with Neuseeland lamb or fish (no farmed fish) if you want to stay with dry. I prefer raw green tripe, which I find has the least amount of allergenes (but it depends on how the cattle was fed /medicated) and only had good experiences with it.