How to get rid of dog's skin allergies and hot spots?
August 31, 2010 7:54 AM Subscribe
Best treatment for a dog with skin allergies and hot spots?
posted by jwfree to pets & animals (22 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My year old American Bulldog was recently at the vet and the doctor believes she has skin allergies. His first suggestion was to give Benadryl a try so see if it relieves her itching and licking (also developing some itchy hot spots). He suggested that we bring her back in for a cortisone shot if it doesn't get any better. The Benadryl did nothing.
After doing a little reading on the cortisone shot I'm not completely sure I want to go that route. Maybe it was just one bad experience I read about with them in dogs, but I don't have experience with it.
I've heard radio ads for Dinovite
which also allowed me to find NuVet Plus
and Pet-Tabs Plus
. What I gather from all three of these is that they are multi-vitamins and help shape up the immune system.
Has anyone had experience with any of these? Price isn't too much of a concern but I would like to be logical. For instance, Dinovite would cost several hundred dollars a year while a year supply of Pet-Tabs is $35 on Amazon. I don't know if she would need treatment year-round or just during the Spring/Summer months while she's playing outside in the grass.