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Old 01-28-2013, 10:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Have you ever considered adding licorice root or bovine colostrum? The colostrum to help in boosting the immune system and licorice to work in conjunction with the prednisone (it has natural anti inflammatory properties)

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Old 01-31-2013, 02:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Some of the other sick puppies from her litter are still on raw and reluctantly have resorted to starting prednisone as well. We (5 owners) combined have watched as our puppies scratched and became infected, while we tried elimination diets, homeopathic remedies and treatments. We will never give up trying to find a cure or at least a solution that doesn't involve drugs. We all just feel that two years of suffering is enough and the puppies deserve to experience life without constant itching, even if just for a short while. I am open to any thing that can help alleviate the source or symptoms of my puppy's condition, but for now she will be on the prednisone as well.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:51 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Good suggestion, yes we have tried both of those. went off all the supplements when the vet started us on the prednisone in the fall. She wanted to see if Hershey was allergic to environmental sources which would be gone in the winter so I thought it best to eliminate anything that could be plant based? We will see, so far she has flared up once, but it was determined to be Staph, I am unsure if that was caused by an allergic reaction initially or not. She is still baffling the Doctors. Thanks for the post!
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
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so sounds like seasonal allergies and as for treating it takes continued treatment to get results not back and forth treatments,,that alone can compound an issue and since they are only young to be doing so much sounds like that could be bad as well.. antibiotics can mess up their systems so if they were on any that wouldn't help..and since you have only had one flare up sounds seasonal,, there are quite a few on here with seasonal flareups.. seasonal can be inside as well.. starting furnaces in cold weather, air conditioners.. dust mites what ever.
and some that flare up when they get cold or hot... all I can say is boxers are prone to allergies.. and need treatment according to those allergies.. have you done allergy testing? instead of guessing...

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Old 01-31-2013, 08:37 PM   #15 (permalink)
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You say you've tried all sorts of grain free diets, but have you tried one that was also potato free (white or sweet)? My westie mix can't tolerate any grains, potatoes, alfalfa, or the usual proteins that are grain/grass feeders (chicken, lamb, bison), since she's also allergic to grass. The only kibble we've found that helps is California Natural Salmon and Peas. I recently bought a bag of California Natural Kangaroo and Lentils that I'm going to try next, to see if she can tolerate it too. I'd like to have at least two foods she can eat. Not sure if kangaroo will work, since they're grass eaters - we'll see.

In addition, I feed her organic, unrefined coconut oil daily. I read about the benefits of it on this forum, and I think it helps. Here's the link from Gouda'sMom: Benefits of Coconut Oil
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