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Maxxs_Mummy
7th July 2006, 12:36 AM
Poor Charlie has been very itchy the last couple of days so I bathed him and then re Stronghold'ed him but still he won't settle.

This morning when he was on my lap I noticed lesions on the top of his legs and his bib so, tonight off we went to see Uncle James....

He found loads more of them on his tummy & tail, poor love they are popping up all over :(

Looks like he might have an allergy so we've had some blood tests done and tomorrow I have to pick up some anti-histamines for him. These lesions look really similar to the ones Zack has in his picture :(

If it's not an allergy we're off for an MRI scan just to double check that it's not SM and he's biting himself where he's itchy with the pins and needles feeling :(

Please everyone, send him your healing thoughts. I think he's been through enough in the two years he's been on this Earth and he's only just feeling settled :lotsaluv:

Karlin
7th July 2006, 12:45 AM
Oh don't do an MRI if he has little lesions! Then it is certainly something causing the bumps and SM won't cause bumps like that. I am sure it is an allergy or something he has encountered recently if this started all of a sudden.

PS can you try him on a little benadryl?

Maxxs_Mummy
7th July 2006, 12:48 AM
Sorry Karlin, I wasn't very clear then was i? He's been itchy and scratchy on and off for a while but has now come up in these lesions. James isn't sure if it's an allergy - hence the bloods. OR if the bloods come back negative then he thinks it could be where he's been biting himself - we'll just have to wait and see what the tests say....

Fingers crossed eh?

I wondered about Benadryl but which one is safe for dogs? There are two - acrivastine formula and cetirizine formula!!!!

judy
7th July 2006, 01:29 AM
I'm so sorry to hear about charlie's itching and bumps!
it does sound quite similar to zack's symptoms of the past week.
it's pretty certain that what zack has on his skin is pyoderma. in fact, i would say it's as certain as anything. his bloods showed acute infection, and something chronic too although #2 vet said that was normal, no follow up ?

the bumps on zack are hard and rough and irregular. the area around is pink but not swollen, the diameter of the pink area isn't very big. i would say they don't look dramatic, but they feel quite distinct and pronounced. The centers are grayish yellow, what today's vet called 'pustular.' it's a bacterial infection (someone told me it's usually staph). It's almost always secondary to something else. Today's vet (#3) who describes herself on her website as a skin specialist said her theory is that it started with fleas. the weather has just gone hot, and the fleas always come out at this time. she said probably fleas attacked him and then he got a skin infection. she said he definitely does not have a flea allergy (thankfully). she actually didn't say anythnig about allergy or immune reaction--just fleas and infection.

Could charlie have any fleas in recent weeks?

In zack's case, benadryl has seemed to be helpful. I didn't know there were different formulae, and don't know what kind i have. I got it at the drug store, it's a generic brand, and it says on the box it's for children. I would like to learn more about there being different formulas. Is it a safety issue?

The vet said 25mg. According to the box instructions, that is high for his size (if he were human) but i read on the web last night that antihistamine treatment for itching dogs is rather effective, the main problem being sometimes a high enough dose is not given, or not enough is given. I gave it to zack when he got itchy Tuesday night and he settled down after that, and didn't itch again until today, right after we got back from the vet.

i sure hope his scratching isn't from SM. In the case of zack, he itched and rubbed his body agaisnt things and licked his paws for almost 3 days before the bumps emerged. good luck donna, i really feel for you and charlie. is he acting ok other than scratching, no general systemic malaise, i hope?

Moviedust
7th July 2006, 01:45 AM
If Maxx has been scratching more recently, it would support the same diagnosis for him as Zack has. Maybe poor Maxx has had fleas--causing the scratching--and then the lesions/infection appeared.

Hope Maxx is just suffering from fleas and an infection. Not that I wish him ill, but it sure beats SM!!

Maxxs_Mummy
7th July 2006, 01:53 AM
Hi Judy,

Thanks for posting. First off, Charlie has had no fleas that I have noticed and I dose him with Stronghold every month anyway as we get lots of hedgehogs and birds in our garden as well as the odd cat so I am always a bit iffy about fleas and ticks anyway!

Charlie's bumps do sound identical to Zack's :? He's been a bit off in himself over the past few days and he also feels really hot to the touch - not what I'd call a normal heat as the weather has been scorching. He's still eating anything and everything though, unlike poor darling Zack.

Could you have a look at your Benadryl box for me and see what the active ingredient is please? I can go and pick some up from the chemist tomorrow but as I said we have two formulations here - cetirizine and acrivastine :roll: I don't want to make him worse!

I too am hoping it's not the dreaded SM - I already have one dog with it :?

How is Zack doing now? Is he any better? I hope so, I really hate to see them poorly, it really upsets me :(

Moviedust - Maxx hasn't got fleas either but he's already got SM - we found out last year and he's on Frusemide for it - I wouldn't wish it on anyone or their baby :(

Moviedust
7th July 2006, 01:55 AM
Moviedust - Maxx hasn't got fleas either but he's already got SM - we found out last year and he's on Frusemide for it - I wouldn't wish it on anyone or their baby :(

Oh, sorry to hear that. :( So much for being hopeful and not having SM. :?

Maxxs_Mummy
7th July 2006, 02:01 AM
It's OK !!!! It's Charlie who's poorly now and tbh I do suspect SM - we'll see what the bloods come back with.....

judy
7th July 2006, 02:39 AM
First off, Charlie has had no fleas that I have noticed and I dose him with Stronghold every month anyway

Then it wouldn't be fleas, i would think. Unless he got bitten before the flea died, if that's possible, i don't think it is. but maybe it could be a spider. I am having a hard time thinking it was fleas with zack because when the symptoms first started, i looked all over him and could not find any sign of fleas no bites, no dirt, no crawling ones. The vet checked him over two days later and said no fleas on him. A second vet saw no fleas on the 5th day. The first time i started seeing fleas on him, coinciding with the temperatures going up, was Monday, the 6th day. so i dont' know about the flea theory. it's possible that from the brewers yeast, garlic, neem oil and diatomaceous earth, fleas were not staying on him but may have still bitten, but i didn't see bites, nor did vets.


Charlie's bumps do sound identical to Zack's :? He's been a bit off in himself over the past few days and he also feels really hot to the touch - not what I'd call a normal heat as the weather has been scorching. He's still eating anything and everything though, unlike poor darling Zack.

The appearance of the bumps is what suggests pyoderma which just means a bacterial infection of the skin--as opposed to hives or various other kinds of bumps. Apparently it can develop resulting from any number of things, like something that would cause an imbalance of the normal fauna of the skin where usually different organisms keep each other in check.

About Zack's eating, one thing was dramatic to me. During the worst of his prostration, when he did eat, because i gave him canned food, he ate very hungrily and eagerly, so i don't think his stomach was off at all. It's normal for him to act standoffish toward kibble. It just seemed like he didn't want to stand up, unrelated to his stomach. I thought he felt hot too. the vet said temp was normal.


Could you have a look at your Benadryl box for me and see what the active ingredient is please? I can go and pick some up from the chemist tomorrow but as I said we have two formulations here - cetirizine and acrivastine :roll: I don't want to make him worse!

Uh oh. mine doesn't mention either one of those! For the active ingredient, it says diphehydramine HCI. That's all. It has a bunch of disgusting sounding inactive ingredients like red dye and stuff. The pharmacist said it was definitely Benadryl, even though it was generic so it didn't say benadryl. I checked on a box labeled benadryl and it said it contained diphenhydramine. It's alcohol free.

i just checked google--acrivastine is a nondrowsy antihistamine which carries the benadryl label. I'm confused. I did a search for 'generic benadryl' and it says diphenhydramine. but there is also something called Benadryl that doesn't have diphenhydramine, only acrivastine, and Benadryl Plus which also contains pseudephedrine (decongestant). I couldn't find cetirizene as benadryl at all.


How is Zack doing now? Is he any better? I hope so, I really hate to see them poorly, it really upsets me :(

It's the worst. thanks for asking about zack. I am afraid he's suddenly gotten worse. i'll put that in another thread. sigh. but glad that it seems not to be SM. i will hope and pray that charlie has something else, not that.

Nicki
7th July 2006, 10:28 AM
Oh Poor Charlie Warley...so sorry to hear this Donna, what a month :(

I hope it is "just" skin inflammation, I know you've had your suspcions about SM for a while though.

Good luck with the blood tests...but I wonder if it would be worth having an MRI, at least you'd know then?

Claire
7th July 2006, 11:17 AM
Fingers crossed he is okay, my mob are sending big licks.... have they been anyway where someone has sprayed pesticides or anything?

Maxxs_Mummy
7th July 2006, 11:59 AM
Morning girls,

Thanks for all the replies :D :flwr: . Firstly, no, Charlie hasn't been anywhere that they've been spraying & I'm really careful about what I use/plant in the garden too - even my holly and daffodils are fenced off out of their way. I only use 'Growing Success' garden stuff too as it's organic and perfectly safe to pets, wildlife and children.

Nicki, I think I'm just on the lookout for signs of SM all the time, having already got one baby with it. Does that make sense? I try not to be paranoid about it though - unilke some people we know ;) :badgrin: (no one who posts on here but you and Alison will know who I mean :badgrin: ) *Slaps own wrist*

Judy, bless you for your detective work :flwr: Benadryl is available here in all the formulations except for Diphenhydramine HCI (Hydrochloride) ... http://www.pharmacy2u.co.uk/searchresults.asp? I've posted a link so you can see the difference!

Diphenhydramine is found in Benylin & some OTC sleep remedies - I have some Benylin in the kitchen so if his tablets don't come in soon, I'll give him 1/2 tsp and see how he gets on. He's running around like a lunatic at the minute but still feels really hot to the touch, poor love :? . There is definitely a difference between his and Maxx's temperatures as Maxx just feels 'normal'!

I know he's not himself though because he adores my eldest son (they play rough together & Charlie loves to 'attack' him). However, when Rhys got in from work last night, Charlie didn't even get up from the sofa to greet him and when Rhys went over to tickle his tummy, Charlie pushed his hand away and moaned :(

Will go and check Zack's thread now, I hope he gets better soon, poor baby :lotsaluv:

judy
8th July 2006, 08:04 AM
... Benadryl is available here in all the formulations except for Diphenhydramine HCI (Hydrochloride) ... http://www.pharmacy2u.co.uk/searchresults.asp? I've posted a link so you can see the difference!

for some reason i can't open the link. If i delete the last part, /searchresuls.asp?, the site opens up. but if i leave that part on, the page won't load, it just sits there. I tried deleting it, getting onto the site and then typing benadryl into the search field, but then the page just sits there. don't know what's wrong.


...He's running around like a lunatic at the minute but still feels really hot to the touch, poor love :? . There is definitely a difference between his and Maxx's temperatures as Maxx just feels 'normal'!

How's Charlie doing today? Does he still feel hot?


I know he's not himself though because he adores my eldest son (they play rough together & Charlie loves to 'attack' him). However, when Rhys got in from work last night, Charlie didn't even get up from the sofa to greet him and when Rhys went over to tickle his tummy, Charlie pushed his hand away and moaned :(

It's that kind of thing that tells us when something is wrong, that's when i get worried, when things like that happen.

I hope Charlie is improving--if he has pyoderma, maybe that can explain his abnormal behavior and moaning. Zack sure was miserable for 3 days. But it was when the lesions appeared that he started acting a little better and steadily improved over the next 24 hours. Anyway, pyoderma, i read, is almost always secondary to something else. So it may not be the lesions that are causing the dog to feel crummy..

Maxxs_Mummy
8th July 2006, 12:29 PM
Hmmmm, that's weird that the page wouldn't open :? Have a look on the Boots website and see if you can open that www.boots.com and type in Benadryl - Boots is probably our biggest chemists chain here.

Charlie's tablets didn't come in until mid afternoon at the Vet's yesterday so I gave him 2.5ml of Benylin (diphenhydramine) which knocked him out :)

He's now had two of his tablets and is still a bit itchy scratchy but nowhere near as much. He's also cooled down loads too :D He must be feeling better as he's running round like a flipping loony having one of his mad zoomy fits :lol:. Maxx doesn't do this anymore as he's too old and dignified so it's nice that Charlie does :D Maxx stands and watches him with this look on his face that semms to say :roll: kids! :roll: .

How is little Zack today? I sure hope he's feeling better :flwr:

Nicki
8th July 2006, 11:01 PM
So pleased that Ickle Wickle Charlie Farley :lol: is feelling better, bless him.

I have TWO running around doing those mad zoomy moments, then they get a bit rough and it all stops! SO funny to watch, and it's lovley to see TedBear play. He forgets everything for a few minutes, but it doesn't last long :(

Maxxs_Mummy
9th July 2006, 12:41 AM
Awwww {{{{{{{{TedBear}}}}}}}} bless your ickle furry paws :flwr: .

It's nice that he has got Jack to run around with though, Nicki. Charlie just runs around like a loony by himself. My friend brought her Cav girl up a couple of weeks ago (the one I looked after, before) but she keeps growling at Charlie and he's scared of her so not much playing went on :lol:

judy
9th July 2006, 02:02 AM
...he's running round like a flipping loony having one of his mad zoomy fits :lol:.

How is little Zack today? I sure hope he's feeling better :flwr:


:lol: dog zoomy fits are great--you're lucky, very entertaining. zack doesn't have zoomy fits. he does do this wiggle waggle thing where he wags his whole body instead of just his tail but he doesnt' zoom around. my last dog that i had before him, Frank, used to have mad zoomy fits. i loved that.

zack is fine and normal now, except for the bumps that are still bothering him--on his upper legs, he has whole areas that are clusters of bumps, and a couple of times today he's been licking them a lot, but they are definitely healing, the scabs crumbling off.

i saw on another thread that you were at the vet with Charlie, hemorrhaging money. i do relate. :? any thing new? any info on what's going on? has he had any bloodwork?

Maxxs_Mummy
9th July 2006, 12:10 PM
He's had bloods taken and also skin scrapings. He's now on antihistamines (Tavegil - clemastine) until we get the results. I am convinced he has SM and has come up in bumps with the stress of it all :roll:

judy
9th July 2006, 08:25 PM
poor boy, you said you've suspected SM for a while--what makes you suspicious, the scratching is scary, if no other cause. does he have other possible symptoms too? It must be so scary having gone through discovering it with maxx. does the frusemide keep him feeling ok most of the time? damn disease.

i hope the blood tests come back with some more treatable explanation. Zack's hasn't turned out to be allergy (though i've gotten contradictory messages from vets, including from the same vet)--but one thing that's similar to charlie is that the bumps popped pup later, not in the beginning of the scratching. but in zack's case it was on the 3rd day. i think you said charlie's been scratching for a while.

when if first got zack when he was just under 4 months old, he was scratching a lot, so much that even though i'd always avoided using the insecticides before, i did have Advantage put on him, that's how much he was scratching. and one day he had a screeching shrieking fit while he was scratching, he continued to screech after he stopped scratching and ran in the house. :(. there was no obvious explanation for the scratching, so i was very worried it was SM. but he also had intermittent bloody diarrhea and intermittent vomiting (mostly on different days from the diarrhea) and when that was finally treated successfully after finally being correctly diagnosed, the scratching went away along with the diarrhea and vomiting so it looks like something related to the worms/parasites made him scratch--three negative stool samples and no sign of worms.

so hopefully there might be something like that going on for charlie. 4 out of 5 vets i saw had no idea at all that it could be worms/parasites. he had been dewormed previously.

hoping for the best for you and charlie

Maxxs_Mummy
9th July 2006, 10:36 PM
Thanks Judy. Poor Zack :( he's really been through it, hasn't he?

With Charlie, he does this thing where he is scratching and licking at the same time and he appears to be in a trance - it's almost like a fit of some sorts. He also squeals sometimes when he scratches. He bites his front paws and he sometimes face rubs. Maxx face rubs when he's eaten but as soon as his mouth is clean he stops :lol: He's just a minger who likes to wipe his dinner in my legs or the rug :roll: :lol:

There's just something about Charlie that I can't quite put my finger on, behaviour wise. He's most certainly not 100% normal! We love him all the same but I want to get to the bottom of this and get him the treatment he needs and deserves. After all, he didn't exactly have the best start in life - we're his 4th home and he was only 2 in March (that's not including the breeders home either). None of this was his fault and I know he now feels really secure with us. I do wonder whether he has been abused at some stage too (not in his last two homes for definite). Last week, Maxx was in the recycling bag, helping himself to a takeaway curry carton (he's now got a red chin :roll: ) and I caught him. I took the carton off him, sealed the bag back up and said 'Bad dog' in a stern voice. Maxx knew I meant him and gave me a filthy look, huffed and then went and peed on my water feature in a typical 'up yours' attitude!

Poor Charlie, however, was standing in the garden (I was in the garage) and he immediately ran and hid in between the sheds. It took me ages to coax him out again :( I felt awful but I had to berate Maxx or he'd have thought it was OK!!!!

He's not really a nervous dog but he does cower at certain things. we're trying to break him of this and he is doing OK but it's taking time. I just do not and never will understand anyone who harms animals or terrorises them :(

judy
9th July 2006, 11:23 PM
...After all, he didn't exactly have the best start in life - we're his 4th home and he was only 2 in March..

wow. poor charlie--that would be hard for any dog, but for a cavalier to have to keep moving and to lose those he's bonded with, that is so heart breaking to think about--and even worse to think he didn't even have someone to really bond with. poor little guy, thank goodness now he has his real home. I hope he and you don't have to deal with SM now, when he's just trying to take happiness for granted, as he so well deserves. I'm glad he has such a good mom who will make sure he will get what he needs, and if it's medication for SM, then he'll get it. i hope somehow it will not be SM.

Maxxs_Mummy
10th July 2006, 01:33 PM
Thanks Judy :) Yes, he's very settled here and knows for certain that he has his 'forever home' - he has got us all 'under his paw' LOL

We are hoping it's not SM too - I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy - let alone a Cavalier :(

I think I get more upset about it when Maxx has an attack than some people would as I myself have nerve damage in my spine so I can relate to the feelings of pain, tingling & frustration that they must get. I can use my TEN's machine though and short of shaving all their fur off to stick the pads to their skin, it would be nigh on impossible to use it on the dogs!

How is Zack today?

judy
12th July 2006, 10:13 AM
any updates on charlie's bloodwork and how he's feeling?

Maxxs_Mummy
13th July 2006, 01:44 PM
Hi Judy,

He's actually doing really well, thanks :flwr: He's still on his anti-histamines but he's more 'normal' now (if that's possible for Charlie :lol: ). I am going to the Vet's today and will see what the bloodwork shows up - if it's back :roll:

Maxxs_Mummy
18th July 2006, 10:40 PM
Well, miracles :roll: The blood work is actually back - only after James had to make THREE calls to the lab :(

It would appear that my darling boy has multiple allergies :roll:

He is ... wait for it... allergic to inside...outside and grass :roll: :roll: :roll: - ever heard the like?

James has now asked for a complete breakdown of the screening so that we can get to the bottom of it. We have wooden floors, leather suite and cotton curtains & I am forever cleaning and vacuuming so we are quite stumped!

Anyway, he has to have another course of steroids & as the Pred didn't do an awful lot for him when he had them a few weeks ago he now has to have these other ones at a cost of £5 per tablet :yikes

All I can say is NEVER have a Cavalier without adequate insurance :roll:

James was so relieved when I said not to worry as both my dogs have a £5000 limit a year. He siad that he knew I was the sort of person who would starve to buy the dogs their medicines icon_whistling :lol:

Mimi
19th July 2006, 01:36 AM
Hi Just to tell you Nifa my blenheim had an allergy to grass last year . Her bib , 4 paws and some of her tummy came out in scabs. Our vet gave her a course of antihistamines and I had to wash her daily in a wash like hibi scrub to prevent further infection in the scabs , It cleared up within a couple of weeks and has not recurred this year thank god .I felt so sorry for her it can be no fun being itchy like that. Hope your Charlie is feeling better give him a cuddle from Nifa and tell him he'll feel better soon .
Mimi

Karlin
19th July 2006, 01:51 AM
Her bib , 4 paws and some of her tummy came out in scabs.

:yikes Poor thing. Was it definitely grass or could it have been insecticide on grass?

Maxxs_Mummy
19th July 2006, 12:01 PM
Thanks Heidi,

This isn't just grass though, he's allergic to indoors and outdoors as well :roll:

Only I could have a dog that was allergic to everything :roll: icon_whistling

Weird thing is, last year, my neighbour's GSD had a similar thing where he was allergic to almost everything so I'm going to go and have a chat to them tonight. Harvey had immunotherapy and I think he's fine now. They had to take him to see a skin specialist somewhere first before it was all diagnosed. At least Charlie has had his tests done at the Vets surgery. :D

blue_star
19th July 2006, 04:00 PM
Only just caught up on this thread.

Poor Charlie, it must be awful to be so ichy in this weather. Esp if he has allergies, you'll have to get him a spacesuit to go out in, i wonder if they make those for dogs? :lol:

I think you baby must need some treats with all he is going through!!!

Nicki
19th July 2006, 04:38 PM
Oh poor Charlie...so sorry Donna, I'd missed this before :sl*p:

Can you get to Chris Day....there are ways of desensitising them with homoeopathy, and he might be able to make up a remedy from the steroid to help prevent side effects. If he can't, my homeoopath does this for me, it's really helped with TedBear.

Does James think he has SM as well, or "just" the allergies :yikes

You are so right about insurance...we weren't going to insure TedBear, but he had 6 weeks free from the Kennel Club {as he was under 2} and started scratching during that time...thank goodness we did, his bills to date have been over £1500 and he's currently on about £50 per month just in medication. ALthough like you, we'd starve before he'd go without icon_whistling

Jack is now insured with Marks and Spencers, have heard wonderful things about them...they are also substantially cheaper than the Kennel Club's own policy. If anyone is thinking of getting insurance, make sure you investigate thoroughly and get a policy that covers them for life, not jsut for a year...

judy
19th July 2006, 06:34 PM
Can you get to Chris Day....there are ways of desensitising them with homoeopathy, and he might be able to make up a remedy from the steroid to help prevent side effects. If he can't, my homeoopath does this for me, it's really helped with TedBear....

You are so right about insurance...we weren't going to insure TedBear, but he had 6 weeks free from the Kennel Club {as he was under 2} and started scratching during that time...thank goodness we did, his bills to date have been over £1500 and he's currently on about £50 per month just in medication. ALthough like you, we'd starve before he'd go without icon_whistling

Jack is now insured with Marks and Spencers, have heard wonderful things about them...they are also substantially cheaper than the Kennel Club's own policy. If anyone is thinking of getting insurance, make sure you investigate thoroughly and get a policy that covers them for life, not jsut for a year...

On TV a long time ago, i saw a documentary about holistic medicine and there was a segment on homeopathy which reported on a man who became allergy free with homeopathci treatment, he was very happy about this because he lived on a large piece of land wiht lots of flowers and the garden used to make him sick but he loved i, and now he has no problem. They also had a segment on a controlled study of veterinary homeopathy, it was with cattle, in the UK, and they found that the cattle were substantially helped by the homeopathy, and this helped to address the criticism of placebo effect, as animals weren't considered subject to this.

Allergy would be something i would definitely try homeopathy for after seeing that documentary.

Amen to pet insurance. As i reported in another thread recently, Petcare quickly paid the first part of my claim for Zack's medical expenses from when he was protrated for three days and got those skin lesions, i submitted a claim for $259 and i got a check in less than a week, minus the $50 yearly deductable--pleasantly surprised and very pleased. I'm waiting to see what they do with the second claim i made which they received after they paid the first one. The vet assured me that if they don't pay it the first time, she will write more and they will pay it. I was worried because all she wrote down was "routine wellness exam."??? That was when he was anything but well and he had a not routine at all $180 blood test and subcutaneous fluids. But when i asked her about this, she said that it's best to write in general terms the first time you submit it because otherwise, the company may exclude things based on a more narrow description that should really be covered, so it's best to wait and let them ask for more if there's more that they need. so, i should hear something from the insurance company soon and will probably have to resubmit more info, but overall, their coverage seems to be as advertised, and very appreciated.

Maxxs_Mummy
21st July 2006, 01:09 AM
Thanks both. I have had computer problems so have been unable to answer until now.

Charlie's medication came in yesterday and he started it this morning. He is on an immune system suppressant :(

Anyway, all he did today was scratch but we'd had to bear with the treatment as the leaflet says that it will probably get worse before it gets better. Something is obviously working in there though as tonight he has been a different dog. He's even been up on the sofa pinning my youngest down and smothering him in kisses - he's never done that before! THEN he came and jumped on me and started kissing me, bless him. He hasn't scratched once since about 7pm and is now fast asleep. For the first time in ages he actually looks really comfortable :l*v:

Fingers crossed that this treatment works :xfngr: :xfngr: I just think he's been through enough already, bless him.

He has about 8 weeks of the immune suppressants and then he will start on immunotherapy injections every day for around 6 mths. If it works it'll be worth it :)

I've also managed to get a supply of Burns food and dog treats so that's all he'll be having from now on - and a little chicken or tuna occasionally!

I just can't believe the difference in him tonight, he's the happiest he's been since we've had him :D

So, thanks all for your concern and I will keep you updated if there's any change or news xxxxx

judy
21st July 2006, 06:24 AM
great report donna--how wonderful that he has gotten what he needs to be comfortable and happy! i know you are enjoying experiencing that and i'm so happy for you!

Maxxs_Mummy
21st July 2006, 11:25 AM
Thanks Judy,

Still no scratching :rah: His temperature has obviously gone down too as he isn't burning hot to tough today :rah:

I just hope this continues to work.

Oh how we love our Vet :flwr:

Mary
21st July 2006, 01:49 PM
Yay for Charlie. Wonderful news. Nothing better than a finding the right course to make Charlie happy and comfortable.

Maxxs_Mummy
21st July 2006, 10:28 PM
Thanks Mary, we worry more about these litle angels than the rest of the family put together hahaha

Our fridge/freezer has broken down and we've been out today trying to buy a basic fridge until we can get the other one sorted.

We're so desperate for the fridge to put Charlie's medication in - never mind anything else :lol: at the minute, my friend who lives opposite me has put it in her fridge for me, bless her :flwr:

blue_star
21st July 2006, 10:39 PM
Its great to hear Charlie is better!! Poor little love. :flwr: :flwr:

BTW slightly off topic but i have book Toby and Taffy into a new grooming parlor out Cropthorn way, they are both off there on Monday, will let you know the verdict. She came with excellent recommendations!
The woman on the phone was lovely, i told her about Tobys skin and she said she had loads of different shampoos we could try to try and elimate what is causing the problem PLUS she doesn't charge if you are late.

She wants the dogs in early because she wants to get the ok with the surroundings and the people. She is having a Cav day Monday as there are 10!!! booked in!! :yikes

Nicki
21st July 2006, 11:00 PM
Great news Donna, really pleased it's helping Charlie and he is obviously feeling better...perhpas you're seeing his real character now.

Keep us posted, sending healing thoughts and prayers for Charlie Farley, and big hugs for you all xxxx

Maxxs_Mummy
22nd July 2006, 12:42 AM
Yeah, it's lovely to see his real self shining through - even if he did pee on the rug right inside the open patio door tonight :roll: :roll:

I thought we'd got him out of that but looks like it's back again - not listed as a side effect of the tablets either - just Charlie being Charlie :roll: :lol:

Sounds good Amy, a Cav day :D When the boys come back can you take and post some photo's? I'd love to see what they're like - both of mine could do with clipping as it's so hot. I did trim Maxx's feathering back a bit tonight as it's grown so long. then the little b****r went and stole his own reward - a piece of choc fudge that Geraint had left on the side table :lol:

Any idea how much this lady charges? I'll have all the details when you return. We won't be going back to Bettina again :yikes

Nicki,

Charlie, warley woos says 'Fankk oo Antee NicKi . I feelin a bitt betta tadee an I likes ya eeley forts an ugs but not too tigHt ugs or i mite squish n bust :yikes '

Mummee sends ugs fa yore baybeez as well an she sez shee's gunna squish em wiv ugs in March coz DaDee is gunna look afta mE n Maxxee fa er ta cums n stay wiv yoo - not fare I wanna cums as welllll..... :cry*ing:
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