Hi I need some advice... I have a 16 month old female dog and one day she started scratching...I use a flea treatment so was sure it wasn't fleas making her scratch. I took her to the vet and the vet gave her antibiotics and quartizone tablets, a medicated shampoo and sent us home with instructions to wash her twice a week with the shampoo and take all the tablets then come back.
I did what they said to do and as soon as she ran out of the quartizone tablets she started her scratching a little bit at first then back to crazy scratching. Back to the vet again and they took a skin scraping and said they think its allergies.... and now my mind is boggling because they want me to keep her on quartizone tablets forever to control it??? Surely that is not a good way to go?? I asked them if there is another option and they said it is very expensive to treat allergies with the other medication other than quartizone....
Anyway so I decided to do a test and see if it was anything i have fed her even though her diet hasnt changed the vet said once they hit puberty they can develop allergies...I have no idea if this is correct but I really want to try and find out what it is thats all of a sudden making her itchy.
The diet the vet gave me to follow is using kangaroo meat for protein and sweet potato for carbs...I have a sheet that has the amounts etc. and will gradually over the next week introduce and change her over to it.
I was wondering if anyone has had experience with allergies in dogs as no dog I've had has ever had these issues...lol diferent issues but not allergies.
Any advice would be muchly appreciated