A transplanted Southern Californian living in North Dakota Idaho, with some insights on life with deaf dogs, a gluten free spouse, and the occasional mischievous garden gnome. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy.

Friday, May 1, 2009

New Drugs for R-Dog

After a week or so of constant itching and chewing by Shaak Ti, despite her wearing her happy Comfy Cone (a fantastic product that I would highly recommend), we took her to the vet who prescribed a new antihistamine for her to take twice a day. We'll see how this new drug works. I have my doubts, especially since she's already been on Benadryl twice a day for the last 6 months or so.

It's actually gotten to the point that she's wearing the cone so often that I have a hard time picturing her in my mind NOT wearing the cone. It's all good though since she seems to like the cone well enough, and she looks forward to wearing it since she knows it means getting a treat. When it's cone time, she actually cranes her neck out and sticks her head into the cone as soon as it gets near her, mostly cause she knows that cone = treat.

We're trying to decide if this is a case of seasonal allergies, my allergies are bad as well, or food allergies as the vet has suggested. We're going to try the new antihistamine for its course of two weeks and see how she's doing. In the meantime, she itching so much that it's cone time for the near future.

Please note in the picture that she is indeed very much alive, she just likes sleeping upside down with her neck at alarmingly awkward angles.

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