I have a 9 year old Golden Retreiver, we live in Austin TX and for the past 3 years when we approach Summer and last until Fall her skin becomes red, itchy and flaky and her hair falls out in clumps. I have taken her to the vet and they given her steriods and a special shampoo. This only helps for a short time. Is there anything I can do that will take care of this problem and by my desciption can you tell what it might be? The reason I ask is because we only started seeing this in the past 3 years, why all of sudden?
It sounds like your pet has a seasonal allergy. There is no "cure" for allergies, only control. If you can find out what triggers her allergies then maybe you can eliminate it from her environment. Blood tests are avail. for allergy testing. vetcare