Jack Russell Terrier Question

I have a 6 yr old female JRT with allergies. The vet says she has food allergies and to feed...

I have a 6 yr old female JRT with allergies. The vet says she has food allergies and to feed her limited ingredient food, along with medication similar to Benadryl. Nothing seems to be helping. She scratches and complains constantly. Does anyone have any experience with their JRT like this and what can we do to help relieve her?

    In Jack Russell Terrier - Asked by Anonymous - 12/16/2011 6:13:29 PM
There is allergy testing out there and then after that you can do allergy shots..I've done it before with my horse and you can have it done with dogs too. I feed a product called DREAMCOAT made by HALO. I feed 1 tsp daily in their food and helps with their skin and coat. Give it a try. But it sounds like you may have to do allergy testing to find out what it is specifically.
    Answered by karispups - 12/25/2011 9:45:29 PM

Hi, our poor JRT suffered for years before we discovered he was allergic to wheat in his treats and dog food. Now we only feed him Purina One Beyond chicken with whole oatmeal. His skin began to clear up right away. And his constant itching too.
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/4/2012 1:42:29 PM

Also, we wash him with only gentle oatmeal shampoo and conditioner for dogs.
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/4/2012 1:44:41 PM

I also found out that my terrier was allergic to the wheat ingredients in dog foods. I switched him to Nutro Brand dog food, and the allergies cleared.
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/1/2012 9:02:11 PM

Hi, I have 2 Jack Russells. One has a flea allergy-if 1 fles bites her she will scratch and turn red- for this you would need an allergy injection- this will take care of it- but you need to put the dog on a good flea preventive program. Their pink skin is very sensitive. I also cannot feed any food that contains corn or wheat-this causes allergies- try Nutro chicken and oatmeal
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/13/2012 1:23:50 PM