jack russell owner/ RN

Are Jack Russell's more prone to allergies? I applied Advantix last evening and today my Jack Russell is having long frequent episodes of "reverse sneezing". His shedding also seems worse than usual and he has diarrhea.

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Mar 07, 2012
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by: Deborah

Yes Jacks are more prone to Allergies I have my 2 jacks on a grain free dry food called Taste of the Wild Sierra Mountain Lamb and my babies Love it..My 2 cannot have any kind of grain like Wheat etc.....My 2 love Greek Yogurt fresh green beans Fresh Broccili etc..
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Mar 06, 2012
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by: Anonymous

Thanks! I'll give them a try, except a Jack on steroids?? ? I'll save that as a last resort, !!!

Mar 05, 2012
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by: Rob

Our Jack has allergies and reverse sneezing. We also do a grain free diet, we put a little fish oil on top of her food to help her coat. During allergy season we give her a little bit of benedryl at night (to help with the itching).
For the reverse sneezing, a common remedy is to pinch the dog's nose and scratch its throat(I just do the throat scratching). Lightly blowing in its face may also help. The dog will swallow a couple of times and then stop the reverse sneezing. Additionally, calming the dog down by rubbing its sides or back also helps to end the episode more quickly. If your Jack is having significant episodes that are allergy related, maybe your vet would prescribe some kind of antihistamine/steroid?

Feb 23, 2012
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by: suzelava

I've seen taste of the wild, I'll give it a try. Do your JR's have reaction to flea/ tick repellent's? Which type do you use?

Feb 23, 2012
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by: Deborah

Yes Ihave 2 boy Jacks Elvis and Patch my Vet said they are allergic to alot of things my 2 are allergic to Wheat,Corn any kind of grain I feed mine Grain Free dry food Taste of the Wild is the name of it and I use Sierra Mountain it is Lamb.

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