Our rescued cavalier, Fin has multiple allergies, see http://www.heronbank.co.uk/2011/05/fins-allergy-test-results/

Fin

Fin

His yeast allergy flared up a couple of days ago (no obvious reason) leaving his skin red, sore and covered in encrusted yeast deposits, despite bathing.

We took him back to our vets Donaldson & Partners at Mirfield and saw “Uncle Andrew”.  After thinking for a while he suggested a course of tablets which might help him.  The cost was £70+ (probably + vat) – OUCH!

We asked him to do some more thinking, and after a while, he came up with Imaverol, a liquid to be applied to the skin, which treats ringworm in horses, cows – and dogs.  We thought – if it can treat large farm animals, it might help fin!

Although Fin doesn’t have ringworm, his yeast allergy is in the same category, so we decided to give it a go, leaving the tablets in reserve. Of course if Fin really needs them he can have them, but let’s try the cheaper option first.

Fin at his Worst

Fin at his Worst

When we got home, we bathed him – twice – then took him outside and applied the Imaverol (diluted 50:1) in a spray bottle.  We then left him alone in the dog room until he had dried off a little.

The result was almost immediate, his skin was calmer, less inflamed, and there was no sign of the yeast.  20 hours on, he still looks relatively good – although he’s never at his best in the mornings!

The bottle says apply every 3 days for 4 applications.  We’ll see how it goes.

…  Anne