Canine With Mild Allergies
Reader Question: My canine has allergies, what do I do?
I have 2 Lhasa Apso dogs, both boys and half brothers. They are just over 16 months old. One of them has some allergy problems. The vet recommended fish oil and Benadryl and I have been giving it to the dog, however I do not see any change.
Leela Veterinarian Suggestion For Treating Dog With Mild Allergies
The combination of fish oil
can be effective in treating dogs with mild allergies, but if it isn’t working, you need to talk to your veterinarian about what the next step might be. If you aren’t already bathing your dog weekly, that is a good place to start.
Pick a medicated shampoo and a leave-in conditioner that are formulated to help with allergies. Topical products like
or Duoxo Seborrhea Spot-On
could also prove useful.
If these options don’t work for your dog, your veterinarian might need to prescribe a more powerful medication to treat your dog’s allergies
. Prednisone and/or cyclosporine are commonly used for this purpose.
Jennifer Coates, DVM