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At least 3 of the 7 hounds I've had have had significant allergies. One of my current girls, Pearl, is on allergy shots. We had her allergy tested, and she's allergic to cats (we have two) oaks (we have several) pine trees (at least three) and dust mites, and lots of local grasses. Things we can't avoid. About 4 or 5 times a year, I put her on a low dose of prednolisone (sp) for three to four days, and that seems to cool it off for a bit. We have a special shampoo, too, and some sprays to use on the wrinkles on her ankles (that's where it starts). All of my dogs with allergies have been on prednisone-like drugs, either for the long term or the short term, and we haven't had any really ill effects. With Pearl, between that, and baths every two weeks, we manage.
Sharon Hall
Pearl, CDX, RE
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