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You might want to check in with a veterinary dermatolgist, if you have one in your area. I've been told that allergies to grass and the like are quite common. I've also been told that switching to non-allergenic food is probably not a good place to start, because you have to be so strict with the diet to make it work.

Hi there. I am the proud owner of my second basset hound. Our first basset had absolutely no allergies. But this new puppy scratches his neck and feet, and he groans and moans. He's had flea medication--so it can't be fleas. I'm wondering, because he is almost 4 months old, if it could be a food allergy already--or dry skin. What experience have any of you guys had? My vet says to just try a medicated shampoo for now and a little benydril (sp?). But I'm tempted to switch his dry food already to something with fewer ingredients. Thanks for your help.....[/b]
 
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