Chloe, my 6 year old lab has had such a rough summer. Many trips to the vet with allergic reactions. Most of the summer she has been on antibiotic, prendisone, benadryl and her thyroid medication. Seems as if as soon as those run out something happens. We have been doing ok just with benadryl (2 twice a day) for the past 3 or 4 weeks. (and her thyroid medication ofcourse) Today I noticed some bald spots on her. She has such thick, long hair (think she may be mixed with husky or something even though the owners said all Lab) She has 5 or 6 bald area's. Many other area's (including the balding area) that is all read like a rash. Has 3 open sores. Not infected yet though. She is not itching but don't know how it can't itch. Called the Vet AGAIN. He gave her a prescription for antibiotic again. As well as amino 3 fatty vitamin. Said that would help fight off allergy. Increased the benadryl to 2 three times a day, and increased her thyroid medication to 1.5 pills twice a day. This is a dog who hates taking pills. Spits them out. Will heat what ever you hid it in and spit out the pill. The antibiotic is in two pills because they don't make the correct dosage. So she takes 6.5 pills twice a day and 2 at noon. Picked up the new medications. and the vitamin is HUGE. I am sure it is over an inch long and about .5 inches wide. It is a gel. She is such a sweet dog, don't understand where these allergies have come from this year. Never had them before. I told the vet we walk her in the woods and by the ponds and lake. Asked if I should be keeping her in the yard or in the house. He said no. Do not need to restrict where she goes, as he is quite certain it is an inhalent allergy which she would inhale even in the house. The time she was throwing up and all swelled up(had to stay in the hospital then) he thinks she was stung by a bee or bit by something. Any suggestions on how to hide all these pills?? She is picky with her food, will leave her morning food until late in the evening. But LOVES people food. Then....there is Kenzie, my pup. She is still on the wild side. Jumps a lot. She can spring about 3 feet straight up in the air from a stand still. Anyway, she is 6 months old and currently in heat. I bought the "fancy pants". Surprisingly she keeps them on and it doesn't seem to bother her. she lays down like I am diapering a baby. Just a PITA to take off and put on everytime she wants to go outside and come in. They say no need for a pad, just wash the pants???? well that would be gross, would have to wash several times a day. So..I took some of my old panty liners and am using those. Seem to do the trick. Now to get the boys to change the pad!! difficult child let her out WITH her pants on. LOL. Had to remind him she cannot pee with the pants on. Ok. Done whining about my dogs.