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04-05-2014 01:17 PM
lyssa62 called the vet and the first thing they said was allergy to shampoo is probably what happened...they see it ALL the time. I guess I wasn't giving enough Benadryl so we have upped that. Which seems to make her tired..but I guess that keeps her from scratching. If it's not better by Tuesday we will probably need to take her in to be looked at.
She is back to eating normally and the energy level ( minus about an hour after the Benadryl) is back to normal. Looking at them today the sores seem to be healing up.


ps -- yes she is spayed
04-03-2014 02:27 PM
Kaimeju
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She is digging at them which to me is why they are all oozy. I have her on .25 mgs of Benadryl 2 times a day for now and saw where a chamomile tea mist might help with the sores. If it's not better in 2 days I will be calling the vet to have him look at them.
She is eating again... so that's a plus
If they are open sores I would not be misting them with unsterilized liquid, herbal or not. Keep them clean and if she is really bothering them she might need socks or an e-collar.

I agree with others that this doesn't sound normal to me, and I have had experiences with my own dog where the vet brushed off certain symptoms and we went months and months without a clear diagnosis. Also what kind of bloodwork was done? Some of the tests available in the office are not the best you can get. You will probably have to be very firm about wanting to solve this issue.
04-03-2014 11:05 AM
Blanketback Is she spayed - if she's in heat, maybe that has something to do with going off her food?
04-03-2014 11:00 AM
lyssa62 Yeah that's a whole nother' issue. I had just switched her to Blue Buffalo adult food ...and then the vet had me switch her to lamb and rice. SO , there we have a 2 food change in a matter of 2 weeks.
So ...we have change of food, grooming shampoo or medication ???? She has dog class tonight. I am going to have the trainer and one of the girls from the shelter look at the spots and see what they think. The one girl has shepherds herself so maybe she has seen something like this before.
I started giving Benadryl 2 times a day and also made up a chamomile tea spray ...at least she is eating and playing again. And I imagine the sores will take awhile to heal.
04-02-2014 11:46 AM
blackshep Have you tried changing the kibble?
04-02-2014 12:10 AM
lyssa62 the sores are like when a human is allergic to something...just scaly and red and oozy. I am almost Certain whatever was used at the groomer did it. I don't blame her..she's a good friend of mine ..I just think whatever it was might not affect another dog EVER and Roxy just has sensitive skin.
She is digging at them which to me is why they are all oozy. I have her on .25 mgs of Benadryl 2 times a day for now and saw where a chamomile tea mist might help with the sores. If it's not better in 2 days I will be calling the vet to have him look at them.
She is eating again... so that's a plus

there is no rhyme or reason to the puking other than it's been about every 2 weeks. I get one episode and then it's back to normal. The activity level is kept to a minimum before eating and nothing for 1 hour after. That's our "quiet" time.
I brought the elevated bowls back out to try that again and may start soaking her kibble again.
I really thought this mopey thing was the start to a puke fest because we are about due...but now I think her skin is just so irritated she doesn't feel good.
04-01-2014 03:41 PM
blackshep
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have been told to try Benadryl for what appears to be a skin allergic reaction to SOMETHING. Now we have to figure out which it was. I discontinued the antibiotic just because it was more of a precaution. Is there any kind of ointment I can put on the sores to help them heal?
****Never**** discontinue the use of an antibiotic without doing the full course. That is how resistant strains of bacteria are created. Finish the antibiotics.

I agree with keeping a journal. Does your pup run around a lot after meals? That might cause some vomiting (plus is a bloat risk) I try to keep my dog fairly quiet for an hour or two after eating.

Perhaps a change of food is in order? It might not be working for her.
04-01-2014 03:36 PM
ApselBear Could you better describe the sores?
04-01-2014 03:29 PM
lyssa62 have been told to try Benadryl for what appears to be a skin allergic reaction to SOMETHING. Now we have to figure out which it was. I discontinued the antibiotic just because it was more of a precaution. Is there any kind of ointment I can put on the sores to help them heal?
03-31-2014 11:24 PM
lyssa62 ball has been brought to me and dropped at my feet...1/2 a container of wet food has been eaten. I think we may be on the road to recovery. I am hearing from several people that we know that have pets...same scenario on this mopey stuff. I wonder if they all are feeling the change in the weather??? BUT the sores are still concerning me and I'm going to see if I can find some cream to put on them. I am thinking whatever shampoo was used we have had a reaction to it.
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