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    Default Grass Allergies

    Tis the season...

    Any bush remedies out there?

    I have the shampoo and conditioner but I loathe them as they make doofs coat dry

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    "Atopica" from the Vet

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    I'm looking for some natural remedies as I already have vet ones thanks

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    Kookaburra Herbal Skin Care

    It is a cream you put on itchy spots/hot spots...works as an anti-inflammatory agent and helps soothe and calm "unhappy" skin. It works on Sumo's terrible hives

    Kookaburra - Herbal Skin Care

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    Aloe vera.

    Get yourself the actual plant, cut off a leaf, split it open and rub the goo on the affected bits. Has many healing and soothing properties and tastes yuk so reduces the licking.

    And keep off the grass. Beaches / swimming are good this time of year. 15 minutes of swimming substitutes for about an hour of running.

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    Unfortunately all of our dog training is on grass...

    thanks for the links

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    Our dog training involves quite a bit of sitting / down in one spot, and then brief sorties out (into the sun) with lots of action - sit/stand/down but no given stop for very long. The sit-stays are the longest. But I reckon I could bring a towel or mat and make her sit/drop on that for the stays.

    Would that help? I'm sure the instructor would be reasonably forgiving during the allergy season. I also asked our council to spray for broadleaf weeds where we train - so that I wouldn't have to make Frosty drop on cape weed or burrs.

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    I would suggest somewhere by the sea where the prevailing wind blows from the sea to the land, especially during the summer months when the grass is flowering.

    This way any pollen that is around will be blown inland and away from you - and of course the wind coming off the sea won't be carrying any grass pollen as it won't have travelled over the land to pick any up.

    You might also want to try somewhere that's fairly damp or humid in the summer as these conditions make pollen more likely to stick to things rather than blow about in the air where it can get into your eyes and nose.

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