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I have a 7 year old pug, chronic ear and skin yeast

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infections. Have tried allergy shots...
I have a 7 year old pug, chronic ear and skin yeast infections. Have tried allergy shots, apoquel, steroids etc. They all help acute symptoms, but create longterm issues. I have him on a grain free, corn free, soy free diet and the healthier he eats, the more the ear infections seem to occur. I have tried various homepathic solutions. Just want a long-term natural fix, as well as some acute treatment for his immediate relief. Thank you.
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Dog Veterinarian: Kelly Hill, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Ok. Also, wanted to know if you can prescribe meds. Our vet over vaccinates and over medicates our pets, and I just want my pug to get immediate relief as well as long-term relief.
Dog Veterinarian: Kelly Hill, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

It can be exhausting to work through what will minimize allergies in a dog. I need to ask a few questions in order to help. Is there any seasonality to the ear infections or skin issues? If you did allergy shots, he must have been tested for allergies. Did he have a blood test or a skin test for allergies? I am not able to prescribe medications. I am here to answer your questions.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
He does have seasonal, spring and fall. No allergy testing, cost prohibitive. They did a trial 90 day allergy shot regime and it did not work. Apoquel works, but causes extreme dry eye, and secondary issues and is very cost prohibitive.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I really need someone that can provide alternative therapy and prescriptions as needed. This does not appear to be the service I was seeking. Thank you, ***** ***** going to end the chat and cancel the "trial service".
Dog Veterinarian: Kelly Hill, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

Okay. I understand.

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