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    I don't think once a week for 4 weeks is enough because you still have to deal with the reason and that is the individual has a weak immunity.
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    To the OP,
    My Lab has severe grass and mite allergies. Send me a PM, and I can email you his bloodwork report, which quantifies things a bit. Your description sounds like what we went through when he was young. We previously used aproquel, but have recently switched to an injectable anti-histamine that lasts about six weeks. He is on that medicine about 8-9 months out of the year.

    In addition, our Vet recommended we supplement his food with fish oil, aiming for 1,500 MG of EPA per day. The combination of everything I have mentioned has essentially suppressed 90% of his issues.

    I've run him in FTs, HTs, and is now going into his 7th year as a duck dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErinsEdge View Post
    I don't think once a week for 4 weeks is enough because you still have to deal with the reason and that is the individual has a weak immunity.
    By chance is this Dr. Keller from UWM?

    Regardless I have a couple more questions for you. If the root cause was mites, sarcoptes scabiei?, why would the antihistamine/corticosteriod suppress they clinical signs?
    Additionally, what would you be suspect of for the flare up after being in the grass all day on saturday?
    Im curious on your thoughts related to these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Kress View Post
    People almost always ask about the food first because a lot of times it is food that causes allergy issues. However if your certain it’s not food
    There is a shot that many dogs get for allergy type issues
    Ask your vet about “cider point” the shot will last 30-45 days and generally long enough to get by the season
    Last year for example : the one in Wisconsin in the summer got 2 shot , the one in Alabama got 2 shots and the dogs are on different foods.
    This year “ knock on wood” no shots . The dogs were 3 and 5 years old at the time The one in Wisconsin had shots for 2 summers. The one in bama was just the one year
    Ask about Cider Point ( sp)
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    Cytopoint really worked well for my one allergy dog after trying multiple other medications.
    https://www.zoetisus.com/products/dogs/cytopoint/
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    Apoquel and lotradine everyday has done wonders for us.
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    Cytopoint!!! We have had great results with Cytopoint. It usually lasts 6-8 weeks. I have a dog that is allergic to dust mites and some grasses. He was on allergy shots for over 2 years without the results of Cytopoint.
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    Dogs being breed with genetic drawbacks. Profit/ego over biology. Seen it and the breeders continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swliszka View Post
    Dogs being breed with genetic drawbacks. Profit/ego over biology. Seen it and the breeders continue.
    You wanna try that again?!

    Since your so biologically inclined please explain the mechanism of an immune response to an allergen. And further explain how that’s related to genetics. Otherwise carry on with your rude uncalled for comment.

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    Could he have run through thistle or nettle? Been bitten by mosquitos? Biting flies? Swimming in water with a lot of goose or duck poop? So many things out there that could cause itching this time of year. How did you narrow it down to grass?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PalouseDogs View Post
    Could he have run through thistle or nettle? Been bitten by mosquitos? Biting flies? Swimming in water with a lot of goose or duck poop? So many things out there that could cause itching this time of year. How did you narrow it down to grass?
    the specific location was ventrally located from the beginning. specific behavior of the animal. he avoids grasses, like the plague, he's even resorted to airing on the sidewalk as opposed to the grass and if he does use the grass he gets half in, pees, and jumps back out. that in combination with all the treatment we have already been through ruling things out as we go.
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