Bernese Mountain Dog Question

I have a 5 month old Bernese Mountain Dog that seems to have a food allergy, per our vet. She...


I have a 5 month old Bernese Mountain Dog that seems to have a food allergy, per our vet. She is red around her mouth and nose, as she seems to scratch that area. Are there any known allergies that the breed is proned to?? We have been trying different specialty foods. Along with wiping her mouth with baby wipes and then applying neosporin to these areas. It seems to help a bit, but she is still slighlty red. Also, she seems to scratch and shake her ears a lot. The ears seem to be blotchy and they are very warm. Is this normal for this breed? Could this all just be connected to a food allergy? And is there any known foods that work well for this breed? Please Help!!

    In Bernese Mountain Dog - Asked by Anonymous - 8/26/2011 10:47:18 PM
I have a Berner who is almost 3 and have not had food allergy problems though that is not uncommon in any breed. I am not smarter than a vet, but I would wonder about staph or yeast. Maybe they could do a scraping to test and see what the infection actually is. Do you groom? It might also be that the shampoo you are using is drying to the skin or causing an allergy (ears). Just some thoughts.
    Answered by Anonymous - 9/18/2011 12:15:01 PM


I had the nose/mouth irritation on my Bernese Mountain, the vet told me to change the plastic water/food bowls for ceramic ones... No more problems after that change!
    Answered by Anonymous - 9/18/2011 8:14:58 PM