| Dog and Allergies IV |
Answered by: Kerry Hackett
Question from: Bob Clemens
Posted on: September 29, 2006
My is an Australian Sheep Dog and she seems to have a terrible skin itching problem. Is there an herb I can give her that will stop this infernal itching? My Vet says the only thing that will help is prednisone and that makes her gain weight and drink alot of water and that’s bad because we’re not home all day and she has to go outside...
Many skin problems are connected to food allergies. Please see the posting on this website (www.richters.com) entitiled, "Dog and Allergies". there you will find information regarding diet as well as topical treatments. I am unclear as to whether your dog is actually taking the steroid medication you mention. If so, you and your dog may benefit highly from consulting a qualified practitioner experienced in the use of herbs with animals. Please go to www.vbma.org (Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association) for a listing of trained individuals.