Bailey has battled allergies for years on and off. We have always been able to control them with benadryl, and a shot every now and then when it becomes severe enough. Well yesterday I noticed her chewing her feet an awful lot and I rolled her over to check them and freaked out when I realized that she had made them raw and very red! So this morning we loaded up and went straight to the vet. We decided this time to go ahead with the blood test and have it sent off to find out exactly what she is allergic to so we know how to better treat it. While all of this is going on we weighed her and she has gained weight again! So they are also testing her thyroid. I have also noticed that her hair is thinning which I was told may be an indication of a thyroid problem. I am a bit stressed out over all of this because I don't know what is going to come out of it all. Anyone out there deal with these issues have any advice or can tell me what to expect if it is her thyroid? Oh and she has a full blown ear infection on top of all of this!