Last year Jasper broke out in a kind of hive welts, raised red blotches all on his belly,and before we noticed them he had made some of them bleed with his teeth.
We took him to the vets who said it was an autoimmune problem, And was told in simple terms the bodies own immune system was over reacting to some thing in the environment or to something he had eaten, He gave him some tablets to lower his immune system and tablets to stop secondry infection.
We went through to try to think of any thing in his diet that had changed but only some mixture of treats we was not too sure about. but we thought it could not be that.
Also as it was now summer time and Jasper was out in the garden more and more we thought it could be a pollen problem?
Especially as most of them was on his belly, and he was laying down a lot on the lawn.
At the time the Vet told us he could not say if it was a permanant thing or a seasonal one, but after a short time around one week we started to see an improvment, and he has been free of them ever since.
That was untill yesterday and he has broken out in them again, this is around the same time as last year. The red welts are all on his belly again , so we can only think it must be an allergy to say grass pollen, we are treating him this time with a antihistamine to see if it start to clear up, and have been putting iodine spray on the welts to try and stop any infection occurring.
We are watching the problem very closely, and if it looks to be getting worse I will have to take him back to the vets, the reason we are trying to treat it first with antihistmine, was the tablets he was given last year worked very well, but could cause a lot of side effects,
so we are trying a mild form of treatment first, and if not successful we will have to go for the vets way.
I will keep this topic updated, just in case any of you start to have the same problem as this one, and will let you know how it all works out.