So as you know, right when I got Mayzie at 11 weeks(?), she kept scratching her ears. The vet treated them with something. But I took her back because she kept scratching. He did something else. Repeat, but this time we got a diagnosis puppy pyoderma with a medicated shampoo and Biovox. Well, she was scratching even more, so I took her in again today, and the vet called and said we had to talk. He said he decided to do a thorough search because he knew there just had to be something he was missing. And he found it...mange. The sarcoptic kind.
He said he very rarely sees it any more, and especially not in our suburb. I explained where she came from, and he was still surprised.
I asked if that could explain my itch, and he said yes, and his friend who is a dermatologist will give me a cream as a favor. Meanwhile, Mayzie - who must just be miserable right now between her separation anxiety and everything else - is getting a deep medicated bath that she has to soak in. I am seriously on the verge of tears. A friend of mine from law school got me a part-time job at a university, and this is my second week, and I am kicking myself so hard because Mayzie is at the vet without me. Even though I work 5 hours a few days a week now, my daughter's schedule rarely leaves Mayzie alone, and I just know she is freaking out.
I took her for her first grooming visit a couple of days ago for the "face, feet, and fanny special", and they said she freaked out there too, flailing about. They are a sweet, small operation and they care for Coco and Porky too, so I know they comforted her, but my heart is really sad for her right now.
Not to mention what I have to do at home...clean her crates and throw away all her linens. I haven't even read up about it on the 'net yet. Just had to come here to confess and get sympathy. I promise we are very clean people...just used a really bad breeder I guess.