I received a number of suggestions to the itchy Hedy problem. Two mentioned shampoo. I was using an organic, all-natural ingredients, etc. shampoo and never thought to have her tested. Sure enough, when Dr. Jolin did the surrogate muscle test, she was weak. I gave the remainder of the nearly-full bottle to Dr. Jolin’s assistant for her two dogs.
Another person suggested allergies, air-borne pollens being high at this time of year. That doesn’t seem to be it.
What seems to be helping the most is the liver cleanse Dr. Jolin thought would reduce the histaminic reaction. Hedy is scratching much less, and much less furiously now.
Thank you for your input.