The 3 Amigos
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
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I was at the vet but there wasn't much she could do. Bogart's paw was made worse the day before when his 100lb lab friend stepped on his sore paw. It swelled up because of that. So he's suffering because of the itching and because of the bruise from the lab.
I told the vet that I stopped with my food and moved to something totally different, but it's only been a day so it's really too soon to tell. Food allergies can stay in the system for weeks. But somehow I don't see it being food related. I also stopped with all treats and chews. My vet said to just monitor it now for a few day and see what happens.
This morning I washed them both thinking to get rid of any environmental allergens they may have come into contact with. All day long though they've been scratching more than ever. It got me thinking that I bought a new shampoo about a month ago and washed Bogart and Brando once with it, then again last week. It could be a coincidence but just in case it's the shampoo, I ran to the pet store and got a hypoallergenic shampoo. I already have an Oatmeal conditioner. So I washed them again very very thoroughly and then put on the conditioner for about 5 min. Over the last few hours, they seem a bit better but it could just be my wishful thinking. I put the cone on Bogart tonight and will take it off in the morning. Brando seems to be a bit better and is sleeping soundly.
The problem is really with Bogart. Because he's itchy and his toes are bruised, he keeps on wanting to lick his toes, which doesn't help. I tried putting a baby sock on but he just tried to chew right through it. I also tried a winter doggie paws but it doesn't breathe so it's not very good. I feel so bad putting the cone on him. He's sooo good, he just let's me and doesn't even try to take it off. Throughout the day when I'm home I leave it off and just watch him like a hawk and tell him "no" when I see he's thinking about licking or biting himself. If I have to leave for a few minutes, the cone goes on.
Let's hope Saturday is a new day...
Chances are if your parents never had kids...you won't either...