(Closed) Hyper-Sensitivity Shots – Allergies

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 4
Bee
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

No experience with the pets shots – but I’ve done human allergy shots on myself and they didn’t work at all. :(.  My cousin said it worked on hers, though. 

Good luck with puppy!  Give him a big treat after the shot. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My kitty was allergic to grain, wheat, fillers, dyes, pretty much everything in commercial pet food. Over the course of his life, the allergies eventually gave him asthma.  We controlled his asthma/allergies with a raw diet, an inhaler, and steroid injections. The injections really weren’t that bad, we used to give them to him at home and they were way easier than getting him to take a pill or his inhaler. He has since passed away at 16 🙁

Our GSD puppy is also allergic to fleas, which is a real bummer for her since they’re awful in our area. We try to stay on top of her advantage (she gets it twice a month) and are thinking of switching to comfortis. She also gets a benadryl 2-3 times a day which seems to help and we give her a soothing oatmeal bath if she ever gets bit.

Good luck with your dog! My husband has taken a series of allergy shots (2 years) and they worked well for his environmental allergies.

Post # 8
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1934 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My pup is allergic to – are you ready – immunizations!  

All his lyme shots, monthly heartworm (which we had to stop giving him), any vet shots…..he’s allergic to them all.  He has vaccinosis (over-vaccinated).  Any time he gets a shot, he swells up, gets a fever, and basically begins to go into shock.  

Sigh….it’s horrible.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Our dog is currently in her third series of the initial pack of shots (first pack every three days, second pack every three days, third pack every three days until you reach the highest dose and then she gets a shot every ten days…forever.) We just gave her her first tenth day shot.

So far we have seen no results. She is really good around us and doesn’t scratch, it’s when we are away that she goes to town. Tail, paws, ears, thighs, anything she can get her teeth or claws on. It’s awful. She has to wear a cone anytime she is unsupervised, so while she is home all day, and while she is in her crate at night. Even if I go to the bathroom, or run to the car, she knows when it’s safe to chew and when it’s not. 

We only did the blood test and found her to be allergic to storage mites-found in dry dog food, and dust mites. The vet’s solution is to feed her wet dog food, no thank you! Way too expensive and just as much junk as the dry stuff. We now buy the smallest bag of dog food and store it in the freezer, which is supposed to help but so far nothing. 

I think we will do one more round of shots and then move to a raw food diet to see if that helps anything. I’ve been wanting to try that for a while and have just been too nervous/unsure to begin. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have to give my black lab allergy shots once a week (but two shots). Honestly, I had my doubts about it working but it has REALLY helped him! He used to have horrible ear infections and his fur would fall out in clumps, then his skin would scab up really bad and he’d scratch til he bled. The shots have cleared it all up! We were hoping we’d only have to inject him once a month but he lasts about 10 days before he starts scratching again, so weekly injections it is. He doesn’t seem to mind the shots, he never yelps in pain. I do have to muzzle him, though, as he tries to bite the needles and I don’t feel like getting stuck myself lol. Good luck! Hope it works as well for you as it has for us!

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