October 1st 2010 5:19 pm
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It was brought to my attention that I did not fill in everyone on my latest vet appointment! Well, I had my stitches out on Tuesday, and they came out just fine, and sweet Dr. Beth told us that my skin looked really good, much much improved. Also, she had the results, and I am happy to tell you that the biopsy came back as expected, my skin was severely affected by allergies, which are most likely environmental, and NOT by something horrible like parasites or something even worse! The allergies, while horrible, we can deal with. The course of antibiotics I was on cleared up the infection, and the prednisone has stopped the itch. We noticed that I improved greatly after three or four days of prednisone, at 1 pill a day, then we slowly started weaning me down. I am now on 1/4 pill of prednisone every day, but am going down to 1/4 pill every 2 days in another week. It looks like I might have to stay on that for a while, at least until the snow comes, and then we will see. Mommy and Mama are prepared to do whatever they can for me.
One note about the allergies. Our wonderful vet told us that it doesn't seem likely that I have a lot of food allergies, as I am on grain-free, hypo-allergenic food already. She also said that my sore spots that came on my back were more consistent with environmental allergies, not food allergies. Dogs with food allergies frequently lick their paws a lot, and have sore spots (like a red ring) around their bummy. I don't have that, mine is just on my sides and back.
Thank you sweet friends for thinking of me. Mommy and Mama see a huge difference in me on the prednisone, I am back to my normal loving, sweet self. And our new addition, Ben, is kinda fun to hang out with too, I don't mind him at all!
Good news is so good to hear! So happy you are feeling better.
Thanks for the info about the allergies too. We can all be a little more informed thanks to you.
Glad that you are finding ways to cope with your issues...and feeling better...that's the main thing!
That is wonderful news!
Momma an' me, Zaidie, r SO gwad tu heer dat yu r duin' bedder, Izzy-gurl!!
I r a paw-licker which makes my dermatology bets fink I r 'llergic tu sum fudz. By da way, we jus' stoppded da Z/D stuff cuz ob -pwibacy, pweeze- issues. It jus' keepded geddin' wurser an' wurser.
Now I hab beended off it fur 10 days an' my poop r perfek!! Now we need find fudz dat hab NO FISH an' NO 'TATOES cuz I ged reactions tu dose stuffs. Momma habs it narrowded down tu 3 kinds after a few days of wesearch.
Du yu kno' Finley the Westie from Texas??? She has environmental allergies and she geds shots fur dem an' dem help hur WOTZ!!
Zaidie, it's me, Wudy, not Izzy wif da allergies. You knew that though, that was just all yur excitement from habing da meatz in da gift shop!
Z/D was not a good diet for me either, although I didn't have diarrhea, I had the opposite. Have you tried Core Wellness foods? Mommy finds them good.
here is the food line that Mommy likes.
OMD!! Dat r whut I ged fur dwinkin' wine an' duin' Dogster stuff at da same time!!
Pweeze accept my humblwest 'pologies fur mixin' yu up!! An' I call myselb a pup pal?? OMD!!
Momma chekkded out yur Core Wellness an' wuz WEADY tu wun tu Global Petz Fudz an' buy it. Den hur sawded dat dere r potatoes r in it. 'Tatoes make me bery paw-licky, so I need 'boid dem.
I r so BERY sowwy, Wudy ♥ I fink da MEATZ™ in da giff shop hab toadally messded wif my head ♥ ♥ ♥
We are so glad that you are better and the itches have stopped!
Condogulations on being a DDP, today!
Have a BOLTASTIC day!
And itch free, I hope!
Hey there Rudy.
Glad to hear you fought the good fight and your allergies are controlable. We wish you the best dude. *SLY and DAXi*