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    Re: Article: French Bulldog Allergy Treatments and Prevention

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    It's not too bad once you get used to it. I used to give injections to our kittens at the Pet Store that I used to manage. I'm sure your vet has given you a demo of how to do it. I find that if you pull the skin up with two fingers and then using your other hand push the needle into the skin that is raised it's not to bad. You will feel a pop when it goes in. Hopefully Sarge won't jump or cry on you. That makes it tough on the heart strings. Let us know how it goes!
    LOL Yup, I got a demo alright while he was jumping around like a crazy man with glazed over eyes due to the excitement of seeing the ladies. I wouldn't even try to do it he was so crazy and he's sooooo strong. That is the strongest less than 30 lb dog you have ever seen. The serum came and I want to start it when the vet is open and will be there for several days just in case he has a reaction so I'm starting on Monday. Eeek, wish me luck.

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    Re: Article: French Bulldog Allergy Treatments and Prevention

    Good luck Kris. I just had Gidget tested b/c she has had hives a couple of times. All of her results came back pretty much negative for food and environmental so... Not really sure where to go from here. She just looks like she has little marks on her (not like the hives - they were raised bumpy looking things) if you look at her when she is facing away from you. She isn't really chewing on her paws but we have been wiping her down with baby wipes after she's been out. No raw spots or hot spots. She's on Blue Buffalo Chicken at this time.

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    Re: Article: French Bulldog Allergy Treatments and Prevention

    Hey Kristine - How is Sarge doing with the shots? Better question, how are you doing giving them?
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    Re: Article: French Bulldog Allergy Treatments and Prevention

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    Hey Kristine - How is Sarge doing with the shots? Better question, how are you doing giving them?
    Yesterday was our 3rd injection. I have learned how to do them and it's not easy for me. We're up to .75CCs and now they"re every other week until we're done about a year from now. He no longer smells bad! Yipee!! I give him Benadryl every nite at 7PM and he's so much better. He still licks his paws but I'm sure it's a habit by now. Most of the pink has gone from his face and I have high hopes. It snowed today so I assume things will improve dramatically now that the lawn is covered in snow. I'll post again after we see where this is going but I have to say even though it was expensive ($1300 to date) I think it's worth it just to get rid of the smell. He really smelled bad. My husband said he smelled like a camel lol.

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    Re: Article: French Bulldog Allergy Treatments and Prevention

    Allergy Treatment Update: Sarge saw the dermatologist yesterday and she said he looks "good". She thinks the injections are working and I can tell you he does not smell bad anymore. We continue his vial and then return before we reorder in about 3/1/2-4 more months. I hate giving the injections but I am getting used to it. Last one he got a lump at the injection site about the size of a quarter and I was freaking out of course but I put a warm compress on it and the lump went away so I am not sure what cause that since I did the same thing I have done each time I have had to inject him. Nonetheless, he's alive, I am alive and he smells just perfect!

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    Re: Article: French Bulldog Allergy Treatments and Prevention

    Quote Originally Posted by Kris Thomas LaBounty View Post
    Allergy Treatment Update: Sarge saw the dermatologist yesterday and she said he looks "good". She thinks the injections are working and I can tell you he does not smell bad anymore. We continue his vial and then return before we reorder in about 3/1/2-4 more months. I hate giving the injections but I am getting used to it. Last one he got a lump at the injection site about the size of a quarter and I was freaking out of course but I put a warm compress on it and the lump went away so I am not sure what cause that since I did the same thing I have done each time I have had to inject him. Nonetheless, he's alive, I am alive and he smells just perfect!
    Great news, glad to hear he is improving
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    Re: Article: French Bulldog Allergy Treatments and Prevention

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    Great news, glad to hear he is improving
    This is such a good article. I see people post about allergies over and over and they really need to read this, it answers so many questions.

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    Re: Article: French Bulldog Allergy Treatments and Prevention

    Quote Originally Posted by Kris Thomas LaBounty View Post
    This is such a good article. I see people post about allergies over and over and they really need to read this, it answers so many questions.
    Jax has been on Temaril-P for a week now and has significantly improved with his itching. I am not sure how long I will keep him on it as all it is doing is eliminating the scratching, not solving anything. He has only been on his new food for a little over a week so I will give that a little more time and then stop the pills and see what happens. If he goes back to the severe itching, I will take him to the dermatologist for a skin test. My vet has also talked about something called RESPIT. This is a "no test" immunotherapy. The injection is formulated to include the significant allergens for the region that you live in.

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    My Frenchie has been suffering from interdigital cysts since he was born, he is 2 now and we have tried everything. Changed his diet, shampoo etc,. her's been on antibiotics and atopica and none of it works. The specialist dermatology vet says that he should undergo laser therapy. Basically the laser heats the skin protein filling the cysts to extreme temperatures causing the cysts to vaporize and disrupting many other cysts. Has anyone heard of this or had this done? It sounds drastic to me and I'm quite concerned.

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    Re: Article: French Bulldog Allergy Treatments and Prevention

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    My Frenchie has been suffering from interdigital cysts since he was born, he is 2 now and we have tried everything. Changed his diet, shampoo etc,. her's been on antibiotics and atopica and none of it works. The specialist dermatology vet says that he should undergo laser therapy. Basically the laser heats the skin protein filling the cysts to extreme temperatures causing the cysts to vaporize and disrupting many other cysts. Has anyone heard of this or had this done? It sounds drastic to me and I'm quite concerned.
    When you say you changed his diet, have you also tried a raw diet with herbal/homeopathic supplements?
    I would stay away from antibiotics /laser therapy etc as much as possible. Of course if this is the last option you feel obligated to do so but sometimes going the 'natural' way helps.

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    We've had him on special food for allergy prone dogs, we've tried bathing his foot etc., nothing has worked. I also don't like him being on antibiotics, but they are better than the steroids (which are the alternative). He's had to go on new antibiotics as the old ones stopped working. The atopica reduced them for a little while and reduced the recurrence, but then they continued to come back. I'm just wondering if anyone has heard about this laser therapy/had it done.

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