Hi everyone. I've joined the forum for some help with my 7 year old boxer boy, Crew. Crew has been through a lot medically- he has inflammatory bowel disease that flares up pretty often; presenting as vomiting and bloody stools. We have tried everything; every lab/test, we have seen multiple vets including emergency and internal medicine. The best option we have during a bad flare up is a long course of antibiotics, steroids, probiotics, and anti-nausea meds. We also have him on Royal Canin ultamino. He still vomits pretty regularly although when it's not a flare up, he usually bounces back quickly.
I've included a picture of Crew with hives. Every year around this time (May and June) he gets these hives that also seem to correlate with more vomiting. I am not sure if this is something environmental (we are in Southern California) but if anyone is familiar and has advice I will gladly take it. I was thinking it may be a plant in our yard? But it would be so difficult to pinpoint which one as most plants are listed as toxic for dogs. He only tries to eat grass/plants when he is really nauseated so I don't think that is the cause. I apologize for rambling; it has just been such a long health journey with our sweet boy.