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Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
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My 6 year old XXXXX XXXXX has skin allergies every summer into

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My 6 year old XXXXX XXXXX has skin allergies every summer
into September. I give her aloe baths, vitamins, and antihistamines. Is there anything else but steroids I can do
Hi Sir or Madam,.

My name is Jane. I have worked with animals professionally for over 17 years dealing with both health and behavioral issues. I have over 14,000 satisfied customers. It will be my pleasure to work with you today. .


It sounds like your dog has seasonal allergies and you are treating the symptoms each year. Depending on the severity of the allergic reaction and skin infections, treating the symptoms is often the most cost effective solution though it might not be the most pleasant.


However, there are other options that you may wish to try or consider. Many owners whose dogs have seasonal allergies to things they can not eliminate from the environment opt to give atopica. This medication has proven to be effective for many dogs. You can read about it here:


Another option is to have allergy testing done to determine the allergen (cause) and then have your dog be given desensitization shots in the spring to lessen or eliminate the symptoms when summer comes. Here is information on allergy testing and desensitization shots.


Other than the above suggestions, the only options you have are the antihistamines, shampoos and prednisone which you are already familiar with.


I hope this information is helpful to you and you are satisfied with my response. If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don’t hesitate to press the reply to expert or continue conversation button so I can address any issues you still have .




Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Can you prescribe prednisone?

Shirley,.Vets can not prescribe any medications without an in person relationship which does not exist over the internet. However, these vets may offer a free initial visit though you may have to pay for extra procedures and medications. See the next one for the coupons.

. Since your dog has a history of skin issues, testing will probably not need to be done.
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