Age: 3 Yrs. Old
Adoption Fee: $500.00
Special Needs: no
Can you be allergic to yourself? In Max’s case, that might just be true. Max is a 3-year-old owner surrender from northeast Texas. His owner did everything she could to bring his allergies under control, but this spring and summer, nothing has worked. She hopes rehoming and relocating him to a different area will help. He has several red spots where his hair is thinning.
The owner put him through a series of allergy tests and let’s just say… it would be easier to list what he is NOT allergic to! For a Bulldog living in a very humid area, it is probably not good that he is highly allergic to yeast. He has been getting twice weekly medicated baths and twice monthly vet visits. He has been on Apoquel for several months. We have switched him to another allergy med and he already looks better after just a day. We are checking with the clinic that did the allergy tests to see the cost of putting him through a series of allergy shots to build up his resistance. The vet has suggested he needs to become a West Texas Bulldog.
He is just the sweetest guy. But we think he might be better suited for a home west of Abilene!
8/10/17 Update: Foster boy Max started his antigen shots yesterday. It will take awhile, but our fingers are crossed they will help with his allergies. The vet describes him as a very sweet boy who is quiet and unassuming.
8/20/17 Update: Max entered rescue a few weeks ago with his skin afire from his allergies. It might be easier to tell you what he’s NOT allergic to, as opposed to what he is…. He has been allergy tested and started shots on August 9. What a difference 10 days make. His skin is so much better and a normal color, he has stopped itching and his bald spots are diminishing. Max came to my house Friday and is just the sweetest guy. He has gotten along fine with my three and has not been the slightest problem. Even when they act up, he just ignores them. He loves his humans and wants nothing more than to be near you and please you. I gave him an allergy shot yesterday and will continue to do so every few days. It is a simple process. He is still taking an antihistamine and antibiotic and eye drops. Max loves to take a brisk walk and can work up quite the breeze with his flopping ears! He would be a great dog for any family as long as they will continue his shots.