Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Grand Rapids, Mich.
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Uhhh! I love and I hate this time of year!!! Does anyone know why dogs never seemed to have allergies until about the last ten years?? Was I just lucky or have we really messed up our food chain and environment that bad?
Seriously: how’s everyone else faring with the seasonal allergies after this warm winter and early spring? My vet says he’s (and the vets at Michigan State) are seeing more this year than ever before. Mojo is getting three medicated baths a week, feet rinsed after each trip outside, antihistamines, and Gentimycin/topical steroid spray as needed. I’m doing everything I can to avoid the oral steroid route because his gut just can’t take it – and I’m not 100% sure that he’d handle the injection any better. I’m keeping him comfortable and right now, it’s under control ….. but man! Am I romanticizing youth thinking that dogs used to be “tougher”?