Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Alberta, Canada
I don't know if I can do this anymore!
My 1.5 year old Shepherd is a mess! First she was diagnosed with demodectic mange in October and prescribed Ivermectin. At the vet in November the mange was still present so the ivermectin continued. December 8th she tested clear for mange but of course continued her last prescription of ivermectin which we completed no more than a week ago (January 5th I believe).
After not even a week off Ivermectin she is not good…. It started with sores on her paws which we have been to the vet for in the past. I have the antibacterial cream for that and of course Epsom salt soaks followed by a sock afterwards to prevent her from chewing at her paws. Now, the insides of her ears are itchy. She is scratching so bad that her nails caused the inside of the ear to bleed. (this was last night) So, I trimmed her nails, cleaned out the ear with warm water and will look at it again when I get home.
So our shepherd last night had her paw taped up and blood in her ears from excessive scratching...lovely sight!
I am so frustrated. I have been to the vet every month since August of 2012. At what point could this be an immune issue? We were just at the vet on the 5th and spent $160. I can’t keep this up every month…. It’s taxing on our finances and stressful in the house because we can’t seem to catch a break! I just want a normal, healthy dog!