Friday, January 7, 2011

Canine Allergies

I know that some of you know that my dog Lady has allergies. So I wanted to share with you guys the process so far. Usually by August she's a complete mess. And she takes benadryl everyday but that doesn't help before the allergies start.
You can see in this picture how red her face and neck are from scratching at it.

We decided instead of having her calcium deposits removed we would take her to an animal dermatologist to see what she's allergic to and help her not be so miserable. She had her skin test this week. She's allergic to one grass, one weed, several trees and cats! So strange to me that she's allergic to cats. But they have sent out her blood for further testing to see if there are any other allergies that she has.

This is what the allergy test looks like. You can still see the spots that she was allergic too and it's been a few days. The test is a little different than a human test. When I had mine done years ago they put a droplet of liquid on my arm and then poked it with a needle to slightly pierce my skin. With Lady they inject small amounts under the skin to form a small bubble and then watch to see how they react.

I'm hoping that these test will help her. Once we get the results of the blood test then she will start immuno therapy injections which we will give her at home. For some reason giving her shots myself bothers me far less than dropping her off for her test, lol. She's like my child. Thanks for reading and most likely I will keep you updated when I find out more.

Lady says thank you for reading!


  1. The poor baby ... she'll be much better once those allergy injections take efect!

  2. Oh poor dog :( Can't imagine how horrible it feels for her, especially when her senses are so much stronger than ours! I hope you get to the bottom of it!

  3. Such cute pics of your doggie. her lounging on the couch :) I am sorry she had to go through that but now you will be able to make her feel better :))