Stainless Steel Allergy

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Has anyone found their Dober allergic to stainless steel?

I'm narrowing down what allergies my Doberman has and signs seem to be pointing to his stainless steel bowl and parsley.  

I'm going to switch bowls for awhile to see what happens.  

He gets many pimple around his mouth and lips.  

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Bella eats out of a pyrex pie dish. Its real easy to keep clean.

Good luck, you have mentioned this b4 and we hope that those zits go away.

I usually put olive oil on any skin imperfections B has.

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The pie dish is a really good idea.  Might have to get me one of those.  ;)

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How strange.. I've always heard that stainless is the only way to go to AVOID allergies.. and parsely?/ Wow...Let us know.. allergies can be so stubborn and getting to bottom of them is a long and tough road sometimes..

Hope you've managed to get a handle on that.

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Yeah, it's pretty frustrating.  

What I did was compose a list of all the foods he has been given.  Then I compared the ingredients and found the common ingredients in his food.  Parlsey and Kale where it in all the food that seemed to cause him problems.  

I had a friend whos dog had a stainless steel problem and his conditions where just like Fletcther on his face.  He said he removed the stainless and his snout pimples went aways.  It's worth a shot a least.   

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Hope it works, hope its got a heavy bottom I have visions of it been carried around and dropped.  Can you tell mine has a favourite game with her bowl or did until I got a fixed bowl in a stand.

we had a a springer that was allergic to meat! 

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Allergic to meat?  Like all meat?  What about fish?  

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Just an off the wall thought.... Does Fletch get bottled water?

We of course use bottled here as it's Baja and NO ONE drinks tap water... I'm wondering if maybe there's something in your water system...

As I mentioned.. narrowing down the culprit can be daunting.. Poor guy... hope you find it soon as I'm sure it's frustrating for all of you.

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No bottled water.  But, where I live the water quality is very high.  But, that is a good point.  

 

What's frustrating me, is that I want to get him off antibiotics.  They are so bad for a healthy immune system.  

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Exactly!   Good luck with your search... I know it can be challenging, but in the end, you'll find it and say.. ah-HAH!!

* still scratching head over stainless steele.. LOL.

One of the reasons I love this Forum.. always learning something.. why.. just the other day, I read where it's not a good idea to breed littermates.. who knew..??? ( hey... I'm kidding...)

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I have never feared B to break her pyrex dish, they are pretty heavy. But she doesnt try to drag it or chew it. We got the new one at bed bath beyond.

 The old one did break, it fell out of the car when we were travelling.

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Come to think of it... I have known of dogs to get allergies to their metal buckle collars.  They break out in itchy red bumps... interesting.

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Hey!   Fletcher gets a itchy bumps right under is collar too.   Guess what is ID tag is made of?  

Yes yes yes......Stainless Steel.

Coincidence, that the pimple on his lips and under chin right where they come in contact with his stainless steel bowl and on his collar with a stainless steel tag?  Hmmmmm......;) 

 

Any suggest a good idea tag not stainless steel.  Titanium would be cool, might cost a mint, would be pretty sweet though.  He's a spoiled little brat anyways.  Was thinking maybe Aluminum or plastic or something.  Even better would be the tag right on the collar, not dangling like a traditional tag.    

 

Lady Kate you crack me up LOL!  Who knew, ahahaha!!!

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thebloggingdog has a collar/ picture that the name and number are engraved on the buckle, but I think you would still need the registration 'tags', you could make a little leather baggie that the tags could ride in

sounds to me like the tags could use a good washing.... especially if they got parsley slurped on them... hahaha all in fun...  I know bees tags give her fur a little 'opposite of luster' on her front neck, and she did have a small bump in that area, come to think of it

I think I saw plastic tags at petsmart

You could always drill other holes and sew the tags to the collar.

Problem is, collar comes off, doggie has no I.D.

I made a skinny collar that is adjustable but with no clasp out of a chihuahua leash, special just to hold bees tags. She gets her beauty sleep with her chain and her regular collar off at night, but her little collar is always on. They say its a good idea to leave an extra collar and leash with a note in case of an emergency by the front door for the firemen.

Bella just caught a fly /what a delicacy/  from my office window; one of these days she is going to puncture a screen

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D.S. Sounds like an Ah-HAH moment for you and the Fletch... I like the idea of a plastic i.d. tag. 

@Julia.. Tell B her cuz says 'eeeuw.'

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I'm gonna look one.  Kevlar would be cool.  I want something tough.  Fletcher is a rough and tumble Doberman ya know ;).

 

Well, maybe he is more of a big baby LOL!  But, he is very athletic.  Mountain biking, Fetch, running, swimming he need a something that last.  

I like the idea of the tag on the collar too.

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Yeap all meat it would bring her out in horrid spots on her belly that would blister and puss she had loads of antibiotics which made her go deaf she had to eat pasta for 6months and after the first couple of days the novelty wore off. She could eat samon however a lot of the food in the UK with samon in also had some sort of meat derivative in even wormers had meat derivatives in it was a nightmare. We lost her to cancer earlier this year but her last breakfast was meat.

How is the new bowl going?

What about a collar with a name plate on in brass and brass fittings however loving the idea off titatinium.

these are uk based but will send world wide

http://www.hideandcollars.co.uk/collar1.htm

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I would suggest a microchip for all dogs in case collars are removed. I heard of a dog being stolen from a car and the dog's collar and leash had been removed and left in the car so a micro chip is the only way to maybe ensure return.

The allergy could be due to a lesser quality of stainless steel, a high grade such as surgical stainless steel would be the best, lesser qualities will have other metals that might leech out, and pet tags would definitely be a lesser quality of course so they are affordable. You could look into a solid sterling silver tag but I would look for "surgical stainless"

My Pepe chihuahua has seizures from meat; so he eats a lesser food due to that, any protein count over 16% and he will have seizures. I think that all the chemicals and stuff we have been feeding our animals is showing up in their health issues.

As for getting him off antibiotics I can't rave enough about the green algae - its a nutrient that has the ability to do wonderful things inside the body, reduces inflammation so it helps with all arthritis issues, joints etc. reduces tumors and in Ben's case removes them doesn't prevent new ones but new ones go away too, supports the immune system so it can naturally fight off issues, has reversed addisons in some dogs and has kept Ben's pemphigus in check for the most part and so on an on.....the latest patient of my vets with addison's the dog came in with about 24 hours to live according to the conventional vets and was put on green algae megadose and is going strong and it's been 2 or so months since the one day deadline......I would give it to any dog with a questionable health report......if nothing else it supports the body while it fights for it's life it will not harm or cause issues it either works or doesn't but it will not hurt.

And just so everyone knows - I do not sell this stuff, I don't have any vested interest in whether or not sales are made, I only rave about it cause I see the instant affects on cancer tumors and the overall health of my dog and I have LONG discussions with my vet on the other patients he has on it and how it has done miraculous things for them.....and yes he has shared the few patients that didn't show outward signs of it working but when it came to surgery time there were less issues than expected etc. Ben has actually been playing something we haven't seen since 2 years ago when we adopted him, and we attribute that to his green algae and his veggie diet. But he feels great. He was supposed to have seen an oncologist back in February to discuss chemo and radiation it is now August and he has only a few small nodules the original tumors are gone and his quality of life is so much more than had he been put on chemo/radiation I feel he would not be here right now, but instead he is playing running through the house with stuffed toys, running in the yard after tape measures as we measure for our garage and still able to jump in the car I got for him in November.

Sorry to write so much but having a healthy dog is so important and I wanted to share my experience and knowledge base. I would recommend the green algae to help get off the antibiotics. Ben got off his cancer drugs with it and used to take cephalexin and two others he's off them all....

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Tal... Where can I find green algae? And what is the dosage???

Thank you >> I didn't realize it could be used for arthritis.. Sofia suffers from it on damp days and I hate to give her Rymadol...

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I'm glad I came across this thread. I've been fighting this damned acne for too long. We switched him to a metal bowl, because that's what our vet said to do. He also mentioned a porcelain or glass bowl. 

Now after reading this, makes me wonder if "waiting until he matures fully" was a good idea.. 

 

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Kate I can send you my vet's phone number and he can get it for you or tell you where to find it closer maybe; and the dosage starts out with larger dogs like dobermans and rotties with one capsule in the morning one at night then after a few days up it to 2 in the morning and 2 at night if it's working on that dosage then you hang with it, if you need more you can go up again to 3 in the morning and 3 at night but that's a max more or less; that's what Ben is on for his cancer so arthritis might be less depending on the severity......and its easy to give to them, if they don't take pills well or you don't want capsules passing through their body at that rate then you can open the capsules and sprinkle them on their food.........Ben takes the human grade it's called BioSuperfood F3 there is an F2 but is more for maintaining good health not for treating bad health aiming for good if that makes sense.  I always direct people to my vet cause there are some fraudulant companies out there that will say it's F3 when it's adulterated and just garbage, so I know my vet has done his homework and I trust him to have the purest form......he personally takes it and i was considering it since i have aches and pains now.....it helps humans and animals when they are fighting and battling diseases and it supports the system when it is on conventional drugs and aids in allowing those drugs to do their thing by boosting the whole immune system (hint) :)) Let me know if you want his number. It is a bit pricey, however for us it's cheaper than Ben's cancer drugs Ben takes 6 a day (3 in morning 3 at night) and we get human grade at 180 capsules that's a month's worth and it's around $125 but his cancer meds were over $150 so we are happy with this.....but others might need to save for the initial hit.....

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DS: I've contacted Lupine Collars and they will make you a collar without metal.  They are super nice collars and guaranteed for life.