hugapitbull wrote:Allergies are tough, if you search there are multiple threads here about them. She can have benedryl, but being a pup, I wouldn't guess at dosage, ask a vet. An adult pit can have up to 3 three time daily.
It is also possible it is the beef. At the very least, switch to cooked chicken and rice. Trouble had one of her worst reactions to beef when I tried her on raw. Even now, she gets no more than a bite of beef when we eat it.
Best to use an antibacterial/antifungal shampoo to minimize the itchy. If it is as bad as you indicate, chances are you won't see much change until she's been through a round of antibiotic, and maybe prednisone.
Trouble has suffered (as have we) since she was about that age. It isn't fun, but if you are persistent you will eventually find a routine that works for you.
Are dogs ever allergic to all meats? Then I also wonder about vaccinosis since she had her vaccines last week, but I don't know how all of that works either. Just when I thought I had some things figured out along comes our Leni to shake things up!!!!
blabsforbullies wrote:Lots of good thoughts here. I will add this....
Once you are on a limited hypoallergenic diet, it can take 8-12 WEEKS for you to see the full effect, if it will help. And during that trial, NOTHING ELSE CAN BE GIVEN, INCLUDING FLAVORED TREATS, FLAVORED MEDICATIONS, FLAVORED SUPPLEMENTS...NOTHING! It is extremely hard to do!
It would be rare for allergies to develop at this stage, but it does happen.
Good luck and keep us posted!
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