What we have found that works to stave off the symptoms, is a common household allergy medication, e.g., Benadryl or a generic product containing diphenhydramine, the active ingredient in Benadryl. We find that this works very nicely. After speaking with the Vet, she suggested that we give Lucy two tablets once in the morning and then two more tablets in the evening to ensure that drainage is reduced and her stomach is relieved of mucus which causes the stomach issues. So far this has been an effective treatment.
In addition to the Benadryl, we monitor Lucy’s diet extremely closely. We actually have her on a more humanlike schedule with meals, feeding her breakfast, lunch and dinner. She gets about one and a third cup of a sensitive stomach dog food that she loves at each meal. As long as we don’t expose her to a treat involving human food she does well, i.e., no throwing up and no grazing on grass. I’ve actually seen her eat grass like a cow to either settle her stomach or produce vomit to relieve stomach pressure.
To sum things up, Lucy is enjoying her new home here in Colorado. She is having a great time hiking and roaming around her new environment. She’s even made friends with a couple Mule Deer that hang around the property. They have great starring competitions. Allergies are a fact of life for her here but she responds to the medication that we provide her and she seems to take the issues in stride. Not much slows her down.