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Old 06-20-2014, 04:55 PM   #1
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Unhappy Pollen and dust mite allergy

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Me and my miniature schnauzer, molly, have been training and competing in agility for about 5 years now However, she is allergic to pollens and dust mites, so in the hot summer weather when the pollen count is high, she suffers quite a lot, and sometimes causes herself to bleed from all the itching,this leads to her slowing down and becoming a lot less interested in running the courses in the summer months, as training and competitions are all outdoors. In the winter,she is fine - she runs faster and is more interested, and she barely scratches at all.

She has monthly injections to try and help her allergy, and we frequently rinse her off with cool water to try and wash off the pollens and sooth her stomach. Also, we give her a piriton tablet, which reduces her itching quite a bit. However, she does still itch a lot, and the tablets cause her to become quite tired and subdued, which makes her agility runs even slower.

Does anybody have any suggestions to try and reduce her symptoms, so am i am able to compete with her in the summer? Thank you in advance

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Welcome to the forum. Dunbar takes Hydroxyzine for his allergies. His previous allergy medicine made him tired so I asked the vet for one that wouldn't make him tired. He normally takes 1 a day, but if the pollen is really high, he takes one in the morning and one at night. Years ago when we had a Grt. Pryanees who had the "itchies", we rinsed him with a homemade rinse . Don't remember the recipe as it was a long time ago. However, you could probably find a recipe on an holistic web page or someone might come along on the forum and be able to help. Good luck. Let us know how things work out.
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Thank you very much for your help, i think i'll give the hydroxyzine a try, did you just get it from the vets? x

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Thank you very much for your help, i think i'll give the hydroxyzine a try, did you just get it from the vets? x
Yes. It's a prescription medicine.
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