Ok, I am consulting the Great Pyr community to see if anyone has helpful information about the allergies of pyrs. Our girl (14 months) has had skin problems for several months. We thought it was a food allergy, so we took her off of her chicken kibble diet. Almost immediately, her skin got better. However, a few weeks later, with no chicken or beef in her diet, her skin problems came back. Now they are worse, large, scabby, and very, very itchy. She has been on prednisone and cephalexin for a few months and it helps, but as soon as the meds are over, it comes back even worse than before. We've been told that she should get a skin allergy test, but then she couldn't be on meds for 2 months, and I don't know how she/we'll be able to handle the scratching. Can anyone help, please??? Is there a common allergy for Pyrs? Anything will help, please!