I have a 12-year-old pug who suffers from seasonal allergies, mostly skin issues.
Every September and May (sometimes extending into October and June), he ends up scratching himself to death. Once it hits his peak, we generally have to take him to the vet for steroids (which we want to avoid).
At home we try to treat him Benadryl, but that has become less effective over the years.
Short of keeping him inside, are there any alternative treatments we can consider to help relieve the itching, or help prevent his allergic symptoms?