Congratulations to one of our featured Allergy Dogs, Bailey, for recently earning her AKC rally novice title! She earned her title despite the fact that she had an allergy attack and spent time at her vet’s office that same week.
We’re proud of Bailey and her owner Sarah for not letting dog allergies hold them back. Go Bailey!
Bailey is a stray Sarah took in five years ago. She is a mixed breed who shows signs of earlier abuse. She has been a wonderful pet and shows in AKC Rally. In fact, Bailey is one qualifying score away from a rally title!
Sarah first discovered that Bailey had allergies when she would frequently get sick after eating. Bailey’s allergy symptoms included vomiting, diarrhea, hair loss and itchy skin. Bailey would sometimes get so sick after eating that Sarah would have to rush her to the vet to treat her for dehydration and lack of appetite.
After much trial and error, Sarah discovered that Bailey had a rice allergy. They immediately stopped feeding her rice formula food and Sarah is now careful to avoid feeding Bailey any foods with rice.
Does your dog have allergies too? If so, we’d love to hear your story. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your dog allergy story.