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I have been a vet for 33 years and I would like to use my experience to help you with your pet's medical problem. Can you tell me what medication the dog is taking and what dose?
He is taking, 12.5 milligrams twice a day. That fixes most of his allergy issues, if I give him anymore he just sleeps all day. Its easy (and gross), but I know how his allergies are because one of his eyes will discharge large amounts of mucus from the tear duct. This is the same side as the ear he is always scratching. (I clean his ears on a regular basis). I'm worried that he's creating the issue and exacerbating it himself.
I'm not questioning your abilities or your suggestions. If I knew thew answer, I wouldn't be here, and if I thought that you didn't know the answer, I would have stopped responding to you long ago! You bill yourself as an animal dermatologist, and that's exactly what I was looking for; you're the only person with enough experience in specific issues like that I've spoken with. I only commented on the fact that my vet is going to be buying a summer home, with how often he's seeing us. I live in the Pacific NW and I like to spend time up in the mountains camping, hiking, etc. The last thing I would want, would be for Duke's life to change because he was bitten by something treatable and I didn't get treatment.Do not worry...I bitch and moan, but I would never let any animal suffer, especially one in my care.Thank you for your suggestions!
Thank you! Will the Atopica cause drowsiness? He is a Basset Hound, he's already lazy enough... I'm worried about causing a real problem by constantly scratching the same area. Something out there will fix this situation, I'm not worried.Cheers! & I'll let you know how things are in a few weeks.
Good to know, thanks!I feel your profession is worth more than a computer repairman's; if he screws up, he just orders new parts. If you screw up, depending on your patient, you may lose a few parts.Cheers