Q. my dog has seasonal allergies of the skin. She also has had a very pink eye, no discharge or discomfit. Her eye has been pink for a month or more.
A. Schedule an exam with your vet to make sure there is no injury or infection in or around the eye. Place an e-collar (cone) on her to prevent trauma from rubbing or scratching. Your vet can also dispense or recommend an antihistamine to provide some relief from the allergies. Some antihistamines work better than others in different dogs, so you will need to find the one that works best. Consider adding an essential fatty acid supplement (usually a fish oil) to her diet to promote healthy skin and coat. Search www.pet360.com for fish oil supplements. Try to determine what she is allergic to and decrease or eliminate it. Discuss food elimination trials, hydrolyzed diets and allergy testing with your vet.