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  • Started 5 years ago by sparky7415
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sparky7415
sparky7415
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Hi everyone,after long months of diet changes,and pills that cost way too much,My young Labador needs help! He has an apperent allergy and the local vet prescribes costly pills! I think the one dog has a bad reaction too weeds outside(backyard) as I do. My Yellow Lab seems ok,poor Rocky is scratching his fur off,any suggestions?

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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sparky. Do you know what sort of weeds they are? (Ideally the Latin name)

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whs
whs
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Are the weeds poison ivy or poison oak? You should get him a cortisone shot so that he gets some relief.

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sparky7415
sparky7415
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I believe that it is a ragweed or milk weed as I'm told. I feel bad for the bugger. Latin ? I don't know.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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ragweed (if it's the same strain I know in UK) is not good. I am on the case :)

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sparky7415
sparky7415
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Your a good man Lighthouse,thanky

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techgranny
techgranny
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Hi Sparky,

I had a cat with the same allergy. Try the landscape link. I was able to identify and remove the weeds and it helped a lot. The other link says it's free but I'm not sure.

http://landscaping.about.com/o.....llergy.htm
http://www.veterinarypetcare.com/Dogallergies.html

Hope this helps:)

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Interesting reading Oma. I spent a long time on this (cos I love animals). I cannot find one single reference to any herbal way to combat the allergy. Or any easy way.
Chemist needed!

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sparky7415
sparky7415
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I really appreciate everyone's input,it breaks my heart to see a lovable dog in misery.I do have a weed killer(Roundup)that would probably work,but I'm afraid of letting the dogs in the backyard as they have to poop.I'll figure out something.

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sparky7415
sparky7415
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And I should say that when I last used my weeder,I was breaking out in my face and arms and it took me over a month to feel normal.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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What is the name of the pills?

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sparky7415
sparky7415
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I didn't use pills,had to apply calamine lotion and cortisone cream and that cortisone crap really stung.Years ago I had a reaction to something(probably weeds)and it was so bad that I was given a steroid shot.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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I've still been looking. And can find no anti-toxin for that plant :(

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Sparky. Do you have "nettles" growing wild where you live?

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sparky7415
sparky7415
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I bathing the little bugger with meds,and pills.He seems cool,new Vet told me shut up,I did
little rocky is doing better thank you all

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sparky7415
sparky7415
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Thank you all,I still will give the bugger a bath.He seems better now.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Thanks for the update Sparky.

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sparky7415
sparky7415
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I would like to thank techgranny for the doggy website,I'm now receiving regular e mails from the vet's website.The homemade remedies they suggest are far more cheaper than a visit to the vet's.And little Rocky thanks you too.

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techgranny
techgranny
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Sparky, you are quite welcome. Anything I can do for the buggers', I'll gladly do:)

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sparky7415
sparky7415
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I had to take the dog where they treat animals,I'm crying. He will be better off,I pray.

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