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

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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.

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