My 2 year old female has an allergic reaction to grass.
The specialist has suggested she has no contact with grass unless she is in a Lycra suit or the other alternative is allergy testing.
Has anyone come across this allergy before, and are there any home remedies that seem to help?
|Benadryl might help. Yes, the chow next door was allergic but the folks cut him no slack.....he was miserable most of the time. Shortened his life. |
You've got yourself a house dog with walks where the grass doesn't grow. Boots for paws when you are going across grass. Wipe the pup down with wet cloth when returning indoors. Lycra suit if the above don't work.
Sorry about the allergy, hope the dog feels better.
The specialist thinks its definitely a "contact" allergy.
We are considering moving house as I have a huge backyard that is all grass.
I will go and get some booties, but I've always despised putting "outfits" on my animals. But I think this will have to be exception.
Has anyone has to use a Lycra suit before? Is there a specific brand?
|We had a foster dog that had grass allergies. |
We put her on a good allergy food. Our problems with came mostly in the spring and fall. They put her on allergy meds that she took daily, and I think she got shots if I remember correctly.
Lisa Frankie and Mattie
|The vet seems to think that because it's a contact allergy that the only way to help her is to keep her off grass all together. As she is only 2 they are reluctant to put her on drugs as its not ideal to have her on drugs for the rest of her life. |
Can anyone suggest a good brand of doggie boots that don't fall off?
Kiwi just loves the park and playing with other dogs so if I can find some good booties then she won't have to miss out entirely.
|Build a paved area in your garden with a fence around it. At least she will have a place to run around & no just kept in the house also she will be able to lay down in the sund and not get too dirty as well & you could put a few chairs & a table in the area & sit with her. There is a Lady who makes the boots in the UK & they last for years. I will try & find her details. Val might have her details as well|
|Muttluks are what we used. The lightweight ones didn't hold up well... we tried 3 pair and they all frayed on the inside. The fleece lined ones held up great and protected better. If it's wet outside, you probably don't want the allergen/water going through a thin fabric. And you need to snug them up with the velcro strap... however they can still "throw a shoe" at times.|
You'll need to be careful during play that other dogs don't put their paws on her... their feet on the grass transferring it to her neck, back, head.
For Darby, the vet said it was likely an inhalation allergy, not contact (later proven to be ragweed) and that the boots likely didn't provide much benefit. Hoping they'll work well for your girl!
|dont know if you can get the Immeration grass its plastic ,no cutting or weeding or watering i know you can get it on Ebay|
it looks good too hope this helps x
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