My little 4 year old terrier has been ill since last December when following a lot of itching and scratching, the vet discovered she had allergic conjunctivitis. This was resolved with eye drops, etc. However, since then her skin condition has worsened and she developed more than a dozen hard lumps [quite large in size] all over her body. Her fur has fallen out and her skin is red and inflamed. The vet prescribed prednisolone for a couple of weeks together with antihistamine tabs. As soon as the medication finished, the condition started up again.
She eats hypo-allergenic white fish and potato all in one food. This was changed about a year ago from chicken and brown rice as I thought she might have a food allergy - always an itchy dog! I bought a new vacuum cleaner especially designed to help with dust mites and wash her cotton bedding weekly.
Last week, under anaesthetic, our vet took 4 samples of the lumps for biopsy, a blood sample for allergies, skin scrape for parasites, bacterial swab and a hair pluck for fungi.
She is currently on antibiotics as our vet thought the skin lesions looked infected.
I would feel truly blessed if some healing thoughts could be sent to her. Thank you
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— Mahatma Gandhi