Re-homing

by Sup
(Uk)

I am in desperate need of help.

I rescued my jack Russell from a shelter about 3 years ago. After a week of having h noticed very read skin under his belly and chewing of his feet. Took him to the vets who gave him antibiotics and steroids which immediately cleared it up. However as soon as he comes off them it flares up. We have gone down all the testing routes, kept diaries of what may trigger it and checked his food. Unfortunately inconclusive. After 3 years I was at the end of my tether and so was my poor dog. It was decided to keep h on steroids in order to prevent flare ups and dispute it shortening his life span he has quality of life. However it's come to the point where I can't keep up and can't afford it and have to rehome him. I don't want him to go in a shelter and just want him to go to a good hime

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Feb 17, 2013
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How we treated our JR allergies
by: Scout's mom

We went thru this very thing! Our girl Scout has food allergies and is now eats lamb and rice. Her skin got so bad she had lost half her fur, all was red and inflamed and she chewed everything. We went thru everything - and it took a combined round of steroids, an anti-yeast shampoo and now she is on 30mg of cyclosporin every other day. We bathe her with a non-soap shampoo. And we have this great topical spray that is non-stinging and clearly soothes the itch of the occasional hotspot - it's called Genesis topical spray (for dogs) manufactured by Virbac. It's allergies - to soothe it all I went to brown rice and minced lamb before swapping to Nutro's small bits lamb and rice (and they have an accompanying wet food as well). I cant tell you how many times I sat in the shower with her because you have to keep the shampoo on the dog for 10 mins (and we had two shampoos at first!) but it worked and so very worth it - they are great fun as dogs, energetic and intelligent.

Jan 30, 2013
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Agree with Deborah
by: JohndeSD

It does sound like your JRT has food allergies. Mine used to experience the same thing, and the vet advised me to take him off chicken based dog food and switch to lamb. Once I did this, my JRT never experienced those symptoms again.

Jan 30, 2013
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Re-Homing
by: Deborah

I would not give up on this matter at all I have 2 JRT,s Elvis and Patch and when I got Elvis he was doing the same thing and pulling his hair out and bleeding on his skin and I took him to my vet and it all turned out to be was allergy,s and I have my boys both on Grain free food and now he does not do it anymore I do know that if I wanted to do blood work for allergies it would cost me over $500.00 so I decided to look it all up online and now Im just very careful what I give him to eat no grain at all veggies and fruit does wonders and Elvis loves raw veggies and now I do not have a problem at all Please keep me informed here is my email address debwhite4@verizon.net
But Please do not give up or give your baby up either?It just is not fair to the dog at all???Where are you located I wish I could take him.

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