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Old Apr 9, 2014, 10:25 AM
margsheltie margsheltie is offline
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Red face Grooming for allergies

Allergies are bothersome to my girl Sadie. Weeping eyes are her most obvious symptom. Our daily walks encounter everything that is currently blooming here in Georgia. All that pollen is ending up on my bed and now I am getting stuffed up. I have been giving her an herbal blend, Herbsmith Clear AllerQi since mid March and that has started to help. Any grooming tips on managing this? Washing my bed linens often has helped. Sadie got a bath one week ago and I trimmed her feet and legs. And have been using a saline product to rinse her eyes. Once I get her cleaned up, I will feel better too. Thanks so much.
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Old Apr 9, 2014, 03:05 PM
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Perhaps wiping her coat with a damp cloth after she's been outside?
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Old Apr 9, 2014, 05:25 PM
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I agree with Chris. You can even use a baby wet wipe for sensitive skin that's free of perfumes or dyes and run it over her fur when she comes in, or twice a day. That might help reduce the pollen she's carrying.
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Old Apr 9, 2014, 06:12 PM
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How about a blow-out with a hair dryer on the cool setting if she did not get wet and pollen is just laying in the fur and not stuck there? You could do that on a porch or in the garage or a mud room maybe?
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