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Seasonal allergies in dogs

I know you've probably been asked this a thousand times, but my dog is so itchy right now. We live in the Midwest and he starts itching in June until a couple good frosts. I can't find any real information about lawn rust and allergies in dogs. I live in an apartment complex that has lawn rust and I suspect it may be the culprit of his problems. He has no visible skin problems except maybe a little bit more pink than usual, but he is very, very itchy. Is an allergy to lawn rust common and what does it take to treat my dog if it is the cause of his itchiness? I've tried cytapoint injections, apoquel, benedryl, Claritin, prescription anti-fungal shampoo and nothing seems to really work. Is there a different reaction between pollen, mold and rust allergies? Are most of these allergens contracted by contact or inhalation? I'm not sure since he has no outward signs for me to know how he's being exposed, except he started by licking his paws. So many people have pets with the same problems and also no relief. It's an expensive and heart breaking thing to go through. Does apple cider and water sprayed on the dog really help? We are real people needing real help without someone's pockets being a major influence in the answer. Please share any information you may have, no matter how far fetched it may be. We are desperate, disappointed and broke! Thanks in advance for your help!!!!

Coles County Illinois dogs Posted 26 days ago

small 4 petal yellow flower

What is the name of this small yellow flower? 4 petals & the leaves are fern-like or dill-like. It popped up in many areas of the flower bed. It enjoys full-sun. It resembles a coreopis but the leaves do not.

McHenry County Illinois plant identification Posted about 1 month ago

Searching for a blue spruce treatment

My blue spruce are dyng from the top down and it has a lot of resins on the skin below the top where is a eagle nest how can I save it from dying?

Cook County Illinois Posted about 1 month ago

Large scary black spider-what is it

What is this? Found alive while cleaning garage after which it met a lot of bug spray and moved to the debris pile shown in this pic.

Kendall County Illinois Posted 2 months ago

Killing hawthorn stumps after windstorm

How do I keep hawthorns from resprouting.

DuPage County Illinois Posted 2 months ago

Pine tree with scale near koi po d

Is it possible to to treat a large Austrian pine for scale without spraying? I have a koi POND near the tree. I hate to lose the tree but my fish are worth more than the tree. I would like to keep the tree if possible. Thank you.

Will County Illinois Posted 2 months ago

Fruit of Arborvitae tree

What does the fruit of the arborvitae look like

Kane County Illinois Posted 3 months ago

Strange spider. Sorry for the blurry pictures.

I cant figure out what it is but theres been 1 for every single year.
Its body is bright red but its back is this strange yellow with stripes. Its no bigger than my pointer finger tip.

Macoupin County Illinois Posted 3 months ago

Canning Peppers in oil

I recently came across a web page that said Colorado State University has developed an approved way to can peppers in oil. I wanted to confirm this on your website but couldn't' find any info. The article states that the method is for Jalapeno and hot peppers. Is it possible to substitute sweet peppers in the recipe?
Thank you,
Melissa Araujo

LaSalle County Illinois Posted 3 months ago

Shipping to IL

Why isn’t this shrub available in Il Fine line buckthorn- I wanted to get 3 ????

Macoupin County Illinois Posted 3 months ago