I received my package of DermaPaw in the mail on Wednesday. We tried it Wednesday night and immediately Duke started to lick it off. Can you tell how well it’s going already?
Yesterday, he started chewing on his front paws too. Lovely.
Went to Petsmart today to buy the little bugger some different food because we were told, by the vet, that it was a probable food allergy. Okay, so while we are there, I ask one of the Vtechs what she recommends for dogs with food allergies. She asked what his symptoms were and said that she honestly didn’t believe that it was food allergies, she thinks its an outdoor allergen. Great. Now I need to figure out what the hell crab grass is and check the yard for it.
We ended up getting Purina Pro Plan for sensitive stomachs and sensitive skin. Hopefully this will help. We started the process tonight of switching him 1/4 new to 3/4 old. He seems to like it, so that’s a plus.
Duke’s been having some issues with getting sick lately too. Not a lot (usually). The first time was last Wednesday, he was throwing up foam and little amounts of food, but was pooping like normal, and playing like normal. Thursday, he was fine. Friday, he ate an entire auto feeder worth of food and tossed it all back up at about 2 in the morning. Wicked gross. Was fine up until yesterday. He didn’t want to eat his food out of the dish I provided him and I wasn’t caving, so he threw up some bile. This went away immediately after he started eating. The poor guy was starving. :( Today, he’s eating out of his auto feeder, but we only put 1-1.5 cups in at a time.
Tonight, we broke down and decided to try the DermaPaw again. I sat him on the couch with me and the hubs held him still and he actually let me put the stuff on and didn’t try to lick it off. I feel so bad for this guy. In between his toes is disgusting looking. They’re not hot to the touch, and they’re not swollen, but they look so nasty.
He’s got another Vet appointment on the 30th of this month. Hopefully it’s a seasonal allergy and I can just give him some benadryl to help with his symptoms. I don’t know what else to do for him.
Suggestions are ALWAYS welcome!