Mercy seems to be allergic to everything, mom Laura is at her wit’s end

Mercy is suffering from a possible multitude of allergies. Photo: Laura Fox

PRAY FOR: Mercy, 10 yo. Severe Allergies. Lord Jesus we ask that You would reveal to mom Laura each allergen that is causing Mercy’s distress. Calm whatever is causing constant licking. Give mom Laura and Mercy’s Vets Your infinite wisdom in discerning the culprits and managing her environment to avoid them. Give Mercy the life that You have meant for her to have. In the Name of Adonai M’falti God my Deliverer. Amen. <3 Caren

Laura Fox 1-3-20: This is Mercy. We have had alot of issues with allergies this year. Prayers for her please
Prayers for Pets Laura Fox Mercy is lovely! I’m praying for you and her to determine what is causing the allergies (often food). πŸ’—πŸ™ Caren PrayersforPets1.Org
Laura Fox Prayers for Pets we think it’s the outside. I recently moved here and she developed these allergies in the last year. It’s been heart breaking to see her go through it. And so many visits to the vet
Laura Fox She’s on a specific diet now also
Prayers for Pets Laura Fox I’d hoped to message you, sometimes FB allows me to, sometimes they don’t. Grrrrrrrrr. If you want to message me you can just click my name PfP above. Allergies can be so baffling. What are her symptoms? <3 Caren

Laura Fox Prayers for Pets licking her feet after being outside. Itching ears, and haunches. Licking her belly. We’ve been to the vet alot. Last winter was so wet here that didn’t help. I bathe her in a specific prescription shampoo and she’s on a limited diet. I believe it’s about the outside. Grasses and what’s in the air. But it’s a guess. I’ve tried everything….
She’s on meds now which i hate giving her
Laura Fox Miss Mercy Ann Fox. She felt pretty good last night. She hasn’t spent much time outside since October
Prayers for Pets Laura Fox I’m still hoping that you’ll click on my name PfP here so we can message; conversations like this often get lost in the shuffle- they get hard for me to find after 24 hrs. Dr. Karen Becker is terrific, please watch this and message me afterwards: Pet Environmental Allergies: https://youtu.be/imV6B4PfWHg <3 Caren
Laura Fox
Hello i watched the video you suggested. Yes Mercy’s allergies have been baffling and understanding what is the best steps to take has been scarey for me. I love this dog so much and only want the best for her
Prayers for Pets
I know that dealing with allergies and locating what is causing them is extremely difficult; from personal experience. Have you taken all of the actions that Dr Becker mentions in that video? Tell me how you have changed her environment to try to eliminate her allergies. I know you said that you’re trying to keep her inside has that changed her symptoms?
Laura Fox
Yes being inside more helps right now and not on grass as much. She has a particular shampoo to be bathed in twice a week from her vet. She’s on meds which I’m not giving her the whole dose only half of it. I wipe her down when she goes out and comes back inside. Her food is limited.
Prayers for Pets
What is her diet?
Laura Fox
Science diet. For small dogs over 7 yrs. I noticed it’s the worst when it’s raining out
The [v]et put her on the food she’s on recently
Prayers for Pets
If I were in your situation I would try to feed her food processed only at home so you know every single ingredient that goes into it. Is she a senior? You probably don’t want to go raw if so, it may be too hard to digest and digestion is key.

I would recommend this Elimination Diet design by Dr Becker https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/05/07/protein-diets-for-pets-allergy.aspx

You can also see a video a simple recipe for making dog food at home in this article. This article was written a year or two ago but I just updated it about a week ago: DOG DIET https://prayersforpets1.org/fda-warning-grain-free-dog-food-may-cause-heart-disease/

The allergy may be environmental but the environment of an animal’s gut is the most important environment to control.

I am not a Veterinary professional but we have many professionals who are part of our group and community over the past eight years and none of them have ever called me out on my advice. I do not presume to advise you as anything other than a friend, however. Here is my husband’s and my story https://prayersforpets1.org/lyme-101/

And more about us https://prayersforpets1.org/about-us/
πŸ’—πŸ™πŸ€— Caren
Laura Fox
Thanks i will read it
Prayers for Pets
Laura Fox
I’ve had company all day. Will read it tomorrow. I’m thinking naking my own dog food is a great idea
Prayers for Pets
Ok luv. This is a marathon not a sprint. It will take time. Don’t pressure yourself unduly Laura. Make changes as it becomes necessary. πŸ€—πŸ’—πŸ™ Caren
Laura Fox
I have tried so many types of shampoos till the vet gave me what I’m using now for her. I pray every day for Mercy to be well. It’s raining tonight and tomorrow so it will be harder on her. Plus she’s afraid of storms too
She is 10 yrs old
Prayers for Pets
May I post her on the website for prayer?
Laura Fox
Yes of course. I am a Christian that prays alot. I wake up praying. And the story of how Mercy got her name you would love. I need to tell it to you sometime soon
Prayers for Pets
Oh yes please do that when you get a chance I would love to be able to post that as part of the post that I put up. Are you familiar with what we do?
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Laura Fox
What other private Facebook groups do you have?
Prayers for Pets
I post on other private Facebook groups. Often breed-specific groups, but if they’re mixed sometimes just regular private dog groups. I can’t tell what Mercy is. She appears to be part Shih Tzu, it’s hard to tell. Whatever she is she’s 100% adorable!
Here is a sample of a group post for recent dog, Bentley
Laura Fox
She is half shih tzu and half Lhasa Apsa
Prayers for Pets
Well that makes total sense! I almost said [Lhas]a but she looks more Shih Tzu sized😁
Laura Fox
She takes after the shih tzu side definitely only just a bit bigger. She’s 12 lbs
She had a brother Toby. He was a Lhasa. He was 7 when I got Mercy. He died this past February. He was 16. It was hard on both me and Mercy.
He was such a good dog
Prayers for Pets
Toby was a treasure I can see that. What a difficult loss, I’m sorry, Laura. Did Mercy is problems come on after losing Toby?
Prayers for Pets
I need to get ready for bed. If you’re ready to have me post in the morning please send me the story of Mercy’s naming. I would love to post her for you when you’re ready. My husband and I were just praying for you and her. I’m glad to know that you’re a sister in Christ! πŸ’—πŸ™ Caren
Laura Fox
We moved a year ago in October. We had a stressful move and Toby was not doing well. It was cold and wet here all winter. Mercy’s allergies started then much worse than she had ever had. And my brother was ill also. He passed 2 months ago. All this stress my baby girl felt with me
Laura Fox
When my daughter was pregnant, she was carrying babies. One day she started having complications and had to have surgery as one baby had moved into a fallopian tube. So we lost that one. But the other baby was in the womb and safe. When I went to pick Mercy up from the lady I was getting her from, she said what are you naming her so I can put it on the paper? I said Mercy.
Because of God’s mercy we still have a baby. And he was born perfectly healthy and my daughter didn’t have anymore complications
And Mercy healed our family with her sweet puppy ways. πŸ™‚
Laura Fox
I’m glad we are sisters in Christ too. Good night. Happy New Year
Prayers for Pets
Oh my goodness how beautiful! You’re right, that was a story that needs to be told for the glory of our merciful Savior! My daughter is pregnant with her 3rd right now.
As I was praying for the allergies earlier I was moved to ask you about the possibility of being in a moldy house. It’s much more common than it sounds. You don’t even have to live in a cold wet area to have a moldy house. We lived in one that was in the middle of the desert because of bad drainage. It was our ‘dream house’ until we moved out and then we realized it was our nightmare house because it made me very very sick.
Laura Fox
The house I live in my brother built in 1987. There is alot of wood inside this house. There’s no mold that we have found. We will be doing some updates this spring. Please pray for that.
Prayers for Pets
Mold is often silent. It can live inside walls from an old leak (toilet, sink, etc.) for years undetected and growing in humidity. We have found a test kit like this which goes to a lab to be very helpful in detecting a problem: https://amzn.to/2FqdeS1 Dr. Becker’s video on Yeast in Dogs – yeast is a fungus (like mold): https://youtu.be/QnRLzsr7xm0