Q. For years my 11 year old Shepherd mix has had problems with itching ear problems swollen feet and lethargy they say it is allergies hyperthyroid
A. If it's food allergies you should consider switching to a duck or vegetarian dog food. I would recommend Natural Balance's Duck Dog Food. If you can look for a senior duck food. Ask a pet store associate to help you. Consider if the vet recommend a prescription diet and starting your dog on that food. If the dog is hyperthyroid I would follow the instructions the doctor gave you and if they wanted your dog to follow a medication routine then purchase it and see if the dog's symptoms get better. I would help to do a allergy test at your doctor's office to see what your dog is allergic to exactly.