May 15, 2016 at 14:55
My Ian has bad allergies causing him to scratch alot lately. We have him on antihistamines and they help somewhat until recently. He has a hot spot and on antibiotics. Guess next step is allergy testing. Any ideas on something to help?
May 15, 2016 at 14:57
Forgot to say he is a 17 month old cairn and love of my life
|Iver and Sailor
May 15, 2016 at 16:20
Hi Claudette sounds like Ian has allergies
My dear Iver started scratching and chewing at 1 year old
eventually he chewed all the fur off his legs.
I finally had him tested for environmental allergies and learned
he was allergic to cats and he grew up with 3 cats.
He went on allergy shots and was much better
You can have Ian tested for allergies.
A good vet will let you know how much allergy testing is.
Iver had the skin prick test for about $340
and I had Sailor's blood tested for food allergies last summer for $180.
It is worth knowing what Ian may be allergic to
so you can have the vet prepare allergy shots for Ian.
You would give the allergy shots once a month
Good luck with Ian, let us know what you do
David, Iver and Sailor
May 16, 2016 at 01:16
Talk to your vet about possible food allergies. Over the years our terriers (Cairns and Westies) have fared well with high quality, grain-free kibble. If your Cairn spends time outdoors, watch for grass allergies as well.
Hope little Ian gets better soon!
|Gracie aka White Bullet
May 16, 2016 at 05:55
We go through this every Spring. I give Gracie a Zyrtec every morning (1 lb/mg so if over 10 lbs 1 tab). It really helps.
|Moshe and Levi
May 16, 2016 at 10:37
How sad that Ian has allergies.
Our Levi had them real bad he has sores allover his belly. Now we use a special shampoo from the vet that is fantastic it works like a charm Levi also eats Holistic dog food with no preservatives our grains. Levi is doing so well now we have not had any sores in years using the shampoo. I leave the shampoo at the groomers it is not cheap but it works and that is the most important.
We also have a hot spot spray from the vet but so far only had to use it one time.
Hope you be able to get that scratching under control soon.
Good luck Claudette.
Love, Levi, Angel Moshe and Yoka
May 17, 2016 at 04:25
We have never had any problems with our Cairns and itching,maybe a test for allergy,The only product I can think of is Aloe Vera,I know in the past the equine products are good but also what your vet says...Please let us know and if you can get pics of your boy for us ...Hugs Annie and Gang xxxxxxxxxxxxx