natural remedies for skin allergies?
I don't know what's up, but lately Onyx has been having major skin issues. I know for a fact she's allergic to flea bites and when she gets fleas, she gets brown, flakey, crusty spots everywhere that she gets bitten.
Lately though, her muzzle, eyebrows, and paws become very red and puffy randomly. It drives her crazy and sometimes she breaks the skin from itching all night. We've already ruled out things like mange so my last thought is allergies. I don't know what causes this, it just happens randomly every few days but the itching lasts 24/7. I've noticed sometimes her skin is really heated too. I've already tried bathing her in a natural oatmeal shampoo but that did nothing. I really can't take her to the vet again for allergy testing since I already wasted money on three useless vet visits.
I've owned her since she was 8 weeks old and she's about to be 5 years and not once have I seen this reaction in her. Can allergies just pop up like this? Nothing in the home has changed like soaps, food, detergents, no plants in the house, etc. Sometimes when I take her out, she sneezes a bit when she keeps her muzzle down in the grass. Are there any natural ways to help her constant itching skin and possible allergy reaction without meds? I try to avoid medicating her at all costs. Her skin is really looking messed up and she's exhausted from the constant itching.
Please forgive me for my lengthy post.
Last edited by Onyx; 09-30-2012 at 03:45 AM.