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07-11-2007 - 10:26 AM

Its been a year..

Well its been a year since we had Finn allergy tested. alternaria and storage mites had the biggest reaction.

Over the last year we have made a few changes to Finn's diet and environment. We no longer use a spot on flea treatment. I am convinced this caused made his allergy worse last year due to irritated skin around his neck and armpits.

He gets his legs hosed down after each walk in the Au...

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20-11-2006 - 06:58 PM

Some good news for Finn

Some good news at last. We know now the most likely source for the mould. Its from all the mouldy food dropped at the park for the birds and foxes. Alternaria and another two which he is allergic to Cladosporium and Aspergillus all live on mouldy food and debris. This mould is a seasonal mould which explains why his allergies are not so bad at times. It also explains why we thought he had a wheat ...

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17-11-2006 - 12:27 PM

Final results back today

Well its not dust mite or feathers, it is a type of storage mite and alternaria mould. Results over 150 are positive allergies. Storage mite was 520 and alternaria was 3000+ Storage mites can be found in dry food in the powder at the bottom of the bag. This is easy to cut down by keeping the food in a bag then in a sealed bucket/bin etc. Alternaria is the strange one. It can be found in food and i...

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16-11-2006 - 11:12 AM

Allergy tests are back

We got the first lot of tests back this morning. They came back negative to trees, grasses, weeds, shrubs, pollens, fungi and flea saliva and positive to indoor stuff. We are getting further testing done for indoor things that cause allergies including dust mites, storage mites, feathers (I have a feather duvet which Finn sleeps on) and a few other things.

So another wait for these results and a...

Posted by Carole under Dog Health
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15-11-2006 - 09:26 AM

Our experiences with allergies

We have been having problems with Finn and allergies for the past year now. First they were food related and caused him to have puffy watery eyes and bad ear infections but these were easily sorted by eliminating things from his diet. The main foods to cause a reaction are corn, wheat and chicken. His last food related flare up was February so we thought we had it sorted.

Fast forward to Septemb...

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14-11-2006 - 01:23 PM

First blog entry for Star and Finn

Thought it was about time I started a blog about the life and times of my two horrors otherwise known as Star and Finn

Will start with Star. She was born on the 9th December 2002 in Perthshire, Scotland. We met Star at 6 weeks after going to pick a brindle boxer but we fell in love with Star :smt049

[center]This is Star at 8 weeks when we brough...

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