I have a miniature schnauzer who is having allergy issues that are driving me crazy.
She is an itchy scratchy dog particularly autumn/spring. Recently came out in hives on 1/2 her body only so obviously a contact allergy in the garden. She has been on supercoat sensitive skin and stomach with raw mince and raw vegies I add.
As she has also had issues with anal glands needing attention every 3 months or so I have started to change her over to vets all natural.
Other behaviour she exhibits is a lot of scooting even after the glands have been cleared (worms are not the issue) paw licking and chewing and random vomitting autumn/spring. She has always been inclined to lick herself from head to toe daily like a cat. After a recent random vomit I starved her, except for a dry dog biscuit, then fed boiled rice, boiled rice and chicken and now introducing her regular diet with items I am sure are okay for her to eat.
Does anyone have any other suggestions in working this out?
Is allergy testing in a dog an easy thing to do? Is it a blood test? Has anyone tried this?
I queried her symptons with the breeder when she was a pup ( she is 6 now) and was assured that her dogs and their offspring had no issues like this. I am wondering how I got the only allergy dog she ever bred!
Any advice or insight greatly appreciated.