My Dog is Having Welts Allergies to Everything

by Ashley sheflett
(District of Columbia)

My dog literally has in the last month got welts out of no where. 65lb 10yr old Dutch shepherd.

I have been giving her now different food... Acana, Dr Martys, started in June and then I added a little fruits n veggies at dinner. I had read that non fat Greek yogurt helps with ear infections so I gave maybe 1/4cup per day. Then noticed some welts and thought it was dairy and stopped, and just gave Dr Martys.

Then I discovered in all foods there was pea protein or chickpea so I thought legume allergy.

This is all since Christmas.

She’s been on Benadryl and 1/4(5mg) of prednisone 20mg. I am literally crying because I don’t know what to do and neither does my vet.

I don’t see dermatology until April 9.

Even rice she got welts. Then I gave pumpkin and oatmeal and thought we were good, and then welts. So I am literally crying. This is my child and I don’t know what to do.

I feel so helpless. Please help me and Princess

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Feb 19, 2021
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Dog Health Problems with Miniboz
by: Sandra

Hello Suzanne,

Please go to my ' contact ' page and get in touch directly, so I can help you.

Sandra

Feb 18, 2021
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I am having the same problem with my Miniboz
by: Suzanne

Just out of the blue one day covered in welts. He felt like a turtle shell all over.

He has always had skin and eye problems but nothing like this. His left eye is constantly filled with sticky goo like pink eye, left foot is huge, he's covered in bumps that flake when brushed but don't go away, and he stinks like an infection.

I have taken him to the vet 6 times for the same thing but nothing helps. I was told to put him on an allergy diet but cant find food without traces of stuff he cant have in it.

I feel bad for him. I NEED HELP!!

Jan 30, 2021
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Your Dog With Allergy Welts
by: Sandra

Hello Ashley,

Your dog is having an immune system reaction to something. It could be anything, likely food, and could have been brought on because vaccines over stimulated her immune system. Think back to when all this started? Was your dog vaccinated anytime with three months of the onset? Welts like that, do not come out of the blue from nowhere.

Your dog is also on prednisone which suppresses immune response...or at least should suppress immune response. Although, this is meant to resolve your dog's symptoms ( welts ) by stopping the immune system from reacting, quite obviously, that's not working. Neither is the Benedryl.

So what are you to do?

It seems to me that you have two choices.

You can increase the drug dose until you reach a level that will stop the symptoms. This will further prevent the immune system from reacting normally...or you can do nothing at all, and simply wait for the symptoms ( welts ) to resolve on their own. This will take a long time and your dog will suffer...but then, she's been suffering anyway, hasn't she?

It would be a good idea to choose a food ( Dr. Marty's for eg ) and just stick to it. Don't add anything. If you're all the time changing food, trying this, or trying that, you'll never figure out what's working or not working, because nothing will stop these symptoms ( welts ) quickly. That's not going to happen.

Forget dairy, oatmeal, fruits and veg...or anything else.

Since this problem starts within the body ( immune system ) seeing a dermatologist for skin issues on the outside, seems pointless to me. Whatever is happening to the immune system on the inside, will manifest as a symptom on the outside. So, it seems reasonable that the place to start would be to improve ( not suppress ) your dog's own immune system function internally.

It's important to clearly understand that health problems such as this do not improve quickly. You will need work toward better overall health for your dog, over time.

So as a place to start. Choose a food. Stick to it for at least 3 months. Add nothing. Be prepared for your dog's body to react and wait for it to improve. Maybe it will and maybe it won't, but you won't know until you try one thing consistently for long enough to see a result.

Sandra

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