Hi, reading about the allergies. Start with a grain & gluten free diet. So, no kibble!!! Raw or home-cooked with lots of meat and veggies, pureed (1 of our dogs spits out the peas and corn!). I do not give pork- just in case that causes the allergy. I also give our 3 dogs a teaspoon of minced garlic- flea & tick deterrent-, sunflower oil- the best for Vitamin E - and ACV
1 of our dogs is very itchy. Had to put him on prednisone till I received my homeopatic remedy Psorinum. I have to wait now for a few weeks before I can start this remedy. This remedy is apperently very useful for most skin issues and also treating mange!
Hope this is helpfull.
First thanks to Earth Clinic and contributors. This if for dogs with skin issues and their people who it's driving crazy! I discovered these items because I have dealt with yeast issues.
Our dog is aprox. 8 years old and a rescue that is probably a Flat Coat Retriever or a Black Lab mix - he has long wavy hair. He developed skin issues a few years ago - especially in winter. He was going nuts chewing and causing hotspots. He also had flaky oily skin year round and this is much better now too. The vet prescribed steroid pills, creams, etc. That helped only slightly and we didn't want him on the rest of his life. We tried cutting out all the likely allergens from his diet w/o luck. He is still on a quality food with no likely allergens.
Finally he is having a better winter if I consistently give him this "treat" he loves every day.
I mix 3 large soup spoons of quality yogurt with a couple tablespoons of ACV and a couple tbsp of Fish Oil and 8 drops of Grapefruit Seed Extract.
I also add 3 drops of the Grapefruit Seed Extract to his water once or twice a day.
There was the start of a spot this year when I wasn't consistent which I applied Coconut oil to a couple of times and it went away.
I told the vet about this mixture and she said it was safe and that she knew some of it would be helpful/healthful.
I hope this helps lots of pets and their people! It is such a relief for us!