Hello everyone, I’m seeking advice in regards to my 4 year old white Boxer/Bulldog (poor guy has the odds stacked against him when it comes to allergies). He has suffered with allergies since he was 6 months old and we’ve tried just about everything ( I think). I’m on the fence about going to see a specialist because I’m worried that we won’t get any new information. We’ve done cytopoint, all the medicated shampoos, diet change again and again. And I don’t want to put him on medication for the rest of his life, I’d much rather fix the problem rather than treat the symptoms. He was on grain free for years until his vet recommended switching to grain inclusive after the FDA report came out about grain free, and he already has a low level heart murmur. Since then we’ve tried hydrolized protein, different brands of lamb and brown rice, and now a lamb and ancient grains blend. I’m sure he has some environmental allergies but I think his main issue is diet. His paws have always been the main issue (redness, biting, licking, chewing) and this will be an issue year round. Now another issue is under his chin between his chin folds, where he has started scratching and there is darkening between the folds. I try to routinely clean with chrohexadine wipes and do a medicated bath once a week but it only helps a little. Ears, eyes, and body are all clear and heathy. Which leads to me to think that this is a yeast issue and a dietary issue. I’ll also note that he is allergic to chicken and we include salmon oil at each meal. He is a therapy dog and therefor cannot be on a raw diet. Any advice is greatly appreciated!