Well, it's that time of the year! Gibson's allergies are flaring up like crazy. He was fine up until two days ago when started licking his feet.. and then, the scratching, the running eyes and nose and the crazy rubbing of his head on the carpet started. Ugh.
This happened at the exact same time last year and he ended up looking like this:
And soon after this, his head had all these little bald spots on it where he scratched himself to death and his feet were bald from chewing. He had no more eyeliner on his eyes until winter. He even ripped some whiskers out and would be bleeding from his face :(
I'm trying to be proactive and scratching him gently myself when I see he has an itch and getting a kleenex for him when he wants to blow his nose so he doesn't get rug burns on his face (I'm sure this sounds ridiculous). I picked him up some benedryl and have been giving him small doses of it.
I just hope having been through this before will help so he isn't as miserable this year :(
Does your dog have seasonal allergies? Do you have any tips or natural remedies for them? I really hate to be giving him benedryl :(
3 days ago