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Allergies

My dog had her blood work tested for allergies and is currently having shots now for almost a year. Her stomach is breaking out so bad now and her skin on her stomach has got so thin from all the Cortizone sprays, injections etc..
Our vet has takin her off all Cortizone do to skin thinning out. Do you know of any other product we can use instead of Cortizone.
"Jersey" our dog is always licking and not resting much because of this. Maybe you know of a specialist here in Orange County,California..

Thanks
Debbie
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318181 tn?1336443496
As a matter of fact, there is a pet allergy specialist in Orange County. I used to bring my cat there (she had similar problems). I think they were in Tustin, but to be honest with you, it's been a long time and I can't remember the name of the place....

OK, I just googled it, and I'm 99% sure this is the place:

Animal Dermatology Clinic
2965 Edinger Ave
Tustin, CA 92780
(949) 936-0066

In the meantime, maybe you could try an oatmeal bath to help relieve some of the itching.

Best of luck! I hope Jersey gets some relief soon!
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Debbie,  I'm curious...What allergies are the shots for?  Because of all the skin issues now, does it mean that the allergy injections are not working? Or, do they feel she has become allergic to new items? Has she always been like this or is it a seasonal thing? What do you feed as a primary food? Have you tried Benedryl to help her rest? Let me know.....Karla
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Have you checked the ingredients in your pet food?  Did you know corn, wheat and soy are the three biggest culprits as far as food allergies in dogs and cats.  Chewing on the paws, licking the feet, itchy, red flakey skin, dull coat, intestinal upset are common symptoms of a food allergy.  I would try a Natural Super Premium pet food or an Organic pet food.  These high quality pet foods don't have corn, wheat or soy in them but you will have to go to an pet store that is not a chain pet store to get the high quality pet foods.  They may seem more expensive but in the long run your pet won't be on expensive medications that will only mask the problem and you will have a healthier pet.  You can take your foods ingredient list and get on the web and google the ingredients.  As a loving pet parent you should be educated as to some of the awful ingredients that are being put in our pets food.  When you have done your own research, be sure to tell your friends who have pets what you have discovered.  I hope this information helps your dog.
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Hello,
Thanks for the info.I actually found that Dr last week and took Jersey there.Shes a mess..We are starting over with her and changing her food again. Even though her allergy test came out Neg on food allergys.It will take some time.
Thanks again!
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Hi There,
We have done a ton of research and know of the food allergys.We had her on allergy food for many years.When we had her blood tested it came out neg of food allergys. But the Dr we took her to last week wants to start over with food.We have her on now Kangeroo. Something she has never had.We tried duck,vennesen..etc everything, We will see in time
Thanks !
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Jersey is allergic to all grass,weeds,pine,ants,bees and cottons..Pretty much everything.
As far as her shots.It takes time, we are still giving them to her.

Hopefully by the end of this year we will see a change

Deb
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