Simba’s Allergies

Simba’s allergies first showed up when she was seven months old as puppy acne.  It tends to show up in the beginning of spring on her chin and snout.  I trained her at a young age not to scratch because she would open up the skin of each bump with her nails and they would end up getting infected.  Instead she now rubs her chin on the carpet to scratchtheitchies.


 First thing I did was replace her bowels with stainless steel bowel.  These do not harbor germs as plastic bowls do.  I make sure to clean her bowls regularly.  I have anti-itch cream that I picked up at the pet store and apply it when I see the first little bump show up or see her rubbing her chin on the carpet.  I believe that it’s something our homeowners association sprays on the lawns early spring, maybe a fertilizer.   I give her a ball to carry around in her mouth so that she doesn’t spend as much time sniffing the grass and I wipe her snout with a wet towel as soon as we come in.  This all seems to control the allergic acne pretty well.  She might get a couple of bumps but nothing like when she was a puppy.

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About Simba's Mom

I was born and raised in California, lived in Pennsylvania for several years, and have recently moved to Delaware. I have gone from being a teacher for 20 years to a blogger and now back to teaching but still blogging. I have a great dog named Simba. Simba is a German Shorthaired Pointer. Life with Simba is an adventure every day. I have had dogs my entire life but I have learned most about dogs living with Simba. German Shorthaired Pointers really do become your best friend. They become extremely attached and that is why they say they have the Velcro phenomenon. Simba now has a sister 8 years younger and her name is Gypsy.
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