Sparky presented with a three year history of very itchy skin, which seemed to worsen a great deal in the spring and summer. She continually chewed her feet and scratched her trunk. Sparky responded well to medical treatment of her itch symptoms, but as soon as the medication was stopped, back came the itch. Her owners and their vet had tried so many treatments and were finding the itch very difficult to manage – she was scratching during the night at times, keeping her parents awake. Through the process of controlling infection and eliminating other potential allergies, Sparky was diagnosed as environmentally allergic. Intradermal skin testing was performed, and this showed strong allergic responses to several plants, weeds, moulds and insects. From this testing, a vaccine was manufactured to reduce Sparky’s reaction to these agents. Sparky has been receiving this vaccine for just over two years now, and only occasionally relies on medication to help with her itchiness. She is now a far more relaxed dog after 4 months on skin allergy vaccine.