My 12 yr old Shih Tzu has major allergies and scratches alot. I did have her on dexamythosone and it helped her but have taken her off it. What can I use to help her? I feed her frozen Bil Jac (her teeth are bad and she loves this food). She also gets Missing Link twice a day in her food. She was doing great with not itching until I got her groomed a few weeks ago and then started itching again. I've bathed her with a special shampoo my vet gave me for it and it isn't helping. What can I give her that will help that problem?
It sounds like your pet has allergies. Try Benadryl 25 mg 2x daily. If this doesn't work you can talk to you vet about allery testing or continue with the steroids. If the itching is all year round then I would also try a hypoallergetic diet such as science diet Z/D. Thanks, Petcarerx Vet Team