Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North Carolina
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Pam, You want to use the corn starch you would cook with, not the fancy baby powder type, that is different. Just cheap cornstarch.
My girl Misty, I many up date my old thread has been chewing her feet for two months and I have been using a spray and she is most times in a cone. My vet now believes its a allergy and maybe seasonal or it could be contact, contact is rare. She is now on Temeral-P taper, 3 days then, every other day for three times, then 1/2 tablet every other day for a total of 14 tablets total and an antibiotic for 14days and a 3 combo spray for 14 days. If she has trouble after spring, spring is really heavy pollen here it is a heavy yellow residue that clings to everything, it has already started, you just can't see it, we will take her to NCS vet school for allergy testing (they put them out). I had this done in CA for my Lhasa who is the Allergy king, it takes two years of shots after. He had no more problems until I moved to NC and here it is seasonal so I did not put him through it (cheaper to have done here). It is doubtful my girl has food allergy's and they are rare and not true allergys (doesn't mean there not a problem) she gets no wheat, or wheat gluten, soy, or corn. Meat allergys are also rare but, if the chicken, duck, beef or fish, yes some farmed fish has been fed corn this can be a problem. I don't often post about the allergys because most everyone is looking for a quick cure or some put their pups on steroids (this destroys their organ's over time) forever because I know that it is hell when they scratch and scratch. We do not feed the above things because of the Lhasa who is allergic to wheat, wheat gluten and corn we did not know about the corn until we moved here Boo Boo kept chowing down on the bird food and getting a rash and blowing up on in size. I thought I would share my experience in case their are people out there in allergy hell. Also one flea bite for Boo Boo is hell for all of us, you can see the spot it will grow to a dime size raised spot and he will scratch and chew and pull his hair out all night, I put a shirt on him so he does not scratch and bite and bloody his torso. Also in the dry season now. I must run a humidifier all night or all the time the fireplace is burning. Allergys are very difficult to deal with and it takes time to get a routine.
Robbie, Boo Boo, Yogi, and Misty's human.
Poohkey miss you, monkey.