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Hi, thanks for your question regarding Reno. Where are the most itchy areas on his body?
Hi Drew, thank you for responding to my question about Reno. He's been chewing on his feet , and scratches around his ears and back of his neck mostly. His stool movement was a little loose two days ago in the morning,but by yesterday it was normal and firm. He had vomited once three days ago. We let his stomach rest and did not feed Reno till the next morning. Could this be something he picked up? A food allergy? What are your thoughts on this. Please help.
Thanks for the reply. A food allergy seems like a likely explanation for itchy feet and ears, and given the recent diet change, that seems like a reasonable direction to go in first. It would be a good test to change back to the old food that Reno was eating, for a few months, to see if these problems subside. If so, then you've got a diagnosis of food allergy. If, however, there's no improvement, then this may be an environmental allergy as a result of the recent move to Colorado, and you may need to try using antihistamines and fatty acid supplements, which can help reduce itching in a fair percentage of dogs.