Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Dookie Pookie Pie

Dookie Pookie Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Snuggly Puggoly Pie

Has allergies, not sure to what maybe to dirt. Is that possible? I hope not. When I brought him home from the rescue I noticed his inner eye lid wasn't opening all the way up. I called his foster and was told it was allergies and that she noticed the same thing but after a few days it seemed to get better.
This sweet boy loves to play in the dirt. He runs, rolls and hunts out any soft spot to literally bury his nose and face in. I've noticed on the days he buries his face that night and the following morning bring on some serious itches. He scratched his eyes and nose so hard that they bleed.  A couple weeks ago I took him in for a Vet check and was told again it was allergies.
He has gone through a box of Benadryl which makes him tired... and I'm applying a pricey ointment to his eyes three times a day which does seems to help a bit.  He went around the house the other day and gathered several doggie toys and piled them up for his nap. He is such a good dog.

Have you every had an animal with allergies? Any ideas on how to help this sweet boy find some relief other than keeping him drugged and on lock down inside the house?


  1. My Border collie, Sam had severe allergies last fall/early winter. It turned out to be fleas - it was awful - even though there weren't many fleas on her - she was allergic to their bite! I took her to the vet and she was given an injection of an anti-inflammatory steroid (Dexamethasone, I think) and an RX of anti-biotics to clear up the secondary infection. Also, I bought Tri-Fexis - a monthly flea/heartworm/internal parasite med that kept the fleas off of her. It WORKED! We were hoping it was not food allergies....
    I hope your boy gets better :) Wish I had an idea of how else to help him.

  2. Awwww he is so cute! I'm sorry he's having trouble with allergies. I've never had a dog with allergy problems, so I can't offer any advice. But I hope he gets some relief soon!

  3. gosh, i'm sorry. i've been sort of lucky in that area. yes, i've had hot spot troubles from flea bites and the like, but never full-blown allergies to environment or food, etc. good luck!

  4. Never had a dog with allergies. Therefore no suggestions - only healing thoughts headed your way! Get better, Mr. Dookie!