~Has Something to Share
This has been on my mind to share with you – other things have kinda gotten in the way this winter/spring (I THINK it’s Spring…!).
Anyway, our Lu has for some years had problems with rash on her belly, periodically licking and it’s red and scaly. Vet tried some diet things, creams, etc; she wasn’t showing any evidence of allergies, and while more evident in summer it wasn’t really a seasonal thing.
I finally thought of laundry soap – then I thought “DRYER SOFTENER SHEETS!”. So stopped using the dryer sheets on her bedding and towels about 3 months ago – NO ITCHING OR LICKING SINCE!!!
This has probably been posted somewhere on your blog – you are so thorough about sharing tips and cautions – but I guess I missed it.
Definitely a wake-up call for me…and her.
Happy Easter, blessed lady.
Sharyl in Sisters, Oregon
Allergies can take many forms–and sometimes determining what the root cause can be tricky. One family reported they were renting and the landlord had new sod installed. Ever since the grass was changed out, their Weimaraner had a rash on their tummy. We inquired as to what type of turf it was, but they had no way of knowing. Others have reported their Weimaraner running in wild grass and having a reaction–possibly a tummy saver vest might offer protection. We understand a person cannot avoid every possible trigger, but feet and tummy irritations are common.
Thanks, Sharyl, for bringing up this topic–you are not the first person to discover dryer sheets or fabric softening (or other laundry products) to be the culprit. We don’t use fabric softener on the Weim laundry, and our laundry detergent is a less toxic one. Being as Holistic and Green as possible is always ideal.
Posted on April 22, 2019, in Previous Pup Update, True X Dusty and tagged Allergic reactions for the Weimaraner, Holistic, Oregon OwyheeStar, Oregon Weimaraners, Weimaraner Allergies. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.