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Old 03-14-2017, 07:42 AM
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Hello! This is my first post on here and I wish it could be a bit more positive but here goes!
Our 3 year old female pitbull has a history of hives. She has gotten them all over her body multiple times and after many vet visits we were told to switch her food because it could be the grain or chicken. She has been on Blue Buffalo for months now. She has been perfectly fine.
We know she has allergies from something outside in summer time but she hasn't been outside much and its still pretty cold here (Utah).
We went to bed last night as per usual, the only difference being she didn't want her nighttime potty trip so she just hopped in bed and went to sleep. She does sleep in our bed with us, under the covers but nothing at all has changed with what we wear or the detergent. Her food is the same and she didn't get out of bed to get bit by something.
Her hives are almost causing her eyes to be swollen shut, she has huge ones in front of her ears, her legs are slowly getting more and more and they are getting bigger.
I don't know if this is significant but she is currently recovering from her second TPLO surgery. Her first leg healed great and we are almost a month away from being back to full activity from the second. The actual surgery was almost 3 months ago so I don't feel like it is the metal plates or screws but I obviously don't know.
We will be taking her to the vet when they open although my assumption is she will get a steroid shot and we will be told to keep her on Benadryl. I'm not against this as I just want her to be happy and healthy however I feel like I should be doing more to prevent it. I don't like it happening at all so I am just looking for advice from anyone who may have experience with it! Thanks in advanced!
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Old 03-15-2017, 01:43 AM
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Apoquel may work for the environmental allergies, if that's what's caused the hives. I do not think it works for food allergies.

I have to put my dog on it spring thru fall, or he itches so much that he scratches his fur out and causes sores to form. Benedryl does not help him when he has full blown allergies.

If you just got the bag of blue buffalo I'd check the ingredient list and see if they have changed the formula. Sometimes dog food manufactures will do that without warning and it can cause dogs with food allergies to react. If you've been feeding her any new treats or foods that might be the problem, or it may be that the manufacture changed the ingredients in the treats.

In addition to his food allergies my boy is sensitive to chicken, it causes his anal glands to block up and his stool to be soft. I have to read all the ingredient list very careful to make sure chicken was not slipped into the food or treats. You'd be surprised at just how many treats labeled beef, pork, venison, etc will also contain chicken. So if you have a general idea of what, if any, protein your girl is allergic to make sure to read the ingredient list of any food or treats you buy.

Good luck to y'all! I hope your girl is doing a bit better now.
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So we went to the vet and got a steroid shot and she's already almost completely better! We will continue the Benadryl and I am going to look at the ingredients in her food. Her allergy is chicken but honestly there could be things we don't know about yet. I don't know what other kind of food to try because I am so nervous she will end up allergic to it.
She is really only itchy where the hives are and she's perfectly fine the rest of the time. She get red in her ear, around her mouth, nose and eyes, and on her belly in summer but she doesn't act like it bugs her much. I think I am starting to lean towards a bite. The vet was skeptical since there weren't heads on any of them but I honestly can't think of anything else.
Thank you so much for the reply!!
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You're welcome! I'm glad that she's doing better.

I know what you mean about being wary about trying other foods for fear it'll just make it worse. Hopefully it won't happen again and the Blue will keep working for her.
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