Freddie's constant itching persists and it's heartbreaking to see him so depressed and uncomfortable all the time. The Vanectyl pills he was on, which are a combination trimprazine (anti-itch) and prednisolone (anti-inflammatory) did nothing. I found that Benadryl didn't work but Dristan does help so I have been giving it to him every 4-5 hours just so he can rest a bit. I've also been trying the Benadryl spray. Right now it's 1:14 a.m. and I just got finished giving Fred a Dristan and a couple of tablespoons of this stuff I got at the pet store today called Melissa's Aloe Pet for hot spots, itchy skin and allergies. Then I sat on the kitchen floor beside him and tried soothing him by slowly wiping him down with a cool cloth until he fell asleep. He is now sleeping comfortably beside me on the couch as I write. He doesn't have a rash or anything but it's like he's itchy from the inside out. His whole body turns hot and red when he gets itchy and he is constantly scratching at his mouth and eyes. I think the roof of his mouth gets itchy like us when our allergies bother us. His eyes just run. I spend all day trying to stop him from itching and I just feel so bad because all he does is whimper. He doesn't play or wag his tail and yes, he's very vocal and dramatic.
Today, or yesterday I should say, I got him a cone from the vets for when I just can't stop him from scratching his face or chewing on his legs. I would hate to use it, but if I have to I will. I also went to the pet store and got him some booties so he can't scratch himself so much and something called Melissa's Aloe Pet. You can put the Aloe Pet on their food and apply it to their itchy spots as it's all organic. As soon as I got home I gave him some of the Aloe Pet which he lapped right up and I put some on his itchy spots. So far I think it is helping, but time will tell. He's having a very rough time and Gloria doesn't know what to think as he doesn't even want to play.
She's constantly going over and sniffing him and checking on him and sleeps by him a lot.
Uh oh, he's up and itching...........
I'm back and Fred's at it again so I'll make this a little quicker. He is also having some trouble with his back end. We can hear a clunking noise sometimes when he is walking and his back legs really seem to be turning in and actually give out on him sometimes. He had x-rays done a year ago and they said his hips were fine, but when he goes back to the vet we'll have to get more done. This really worries me and I try not to think about it. Right now we have enough with his itching problem that we can't figure out. If it was the Trumpet Vine, I have read that it can take six weeks or more to get out of the system. That would be fine as long as I knew he was going to get better.
I probably won't be around much as this has me very stressed and worried and I want to concentrate my time on getting Freddie well. You know what it's like when there's something wrong with your furbaby, you would do anything to make them better. It would be so easy if I knew what it was and I could just give him something to make it go away. But sometimes it's just not that simple. I want thank you all for thinking of Fred and hope you will keep him in your thoughts.