Itching, scratching, and rubbing… Oh No!

Have you ever noticed your dog licking his paws, scratching his face or ears a bit too much?  If so, did you know that these can be  allergy symptoms?  Yep!  Who knew?!  We been watching Chunyo struggle with this recently so we went to the vet to get to the bottom of it.

Photo, Boston Terrier, Allergies

Do we really have to be here?

After several tests and an ear cleaning – the vet told us that Chunyo has an ear infection, yeast in his paws, and possible skin infection – all of which can be related to allergies.  Ugh!!!  Poor thing!  After receiving his antibiotic shot (a little more expensive but better than 3 weeks of pills 2xs a day), we walked out with our hands full – a prescription to control the itching, ear drops for his infection and a special shampoo to soothe his irritated skin and paws.  Oh did I forget to mention the big bill?!  Yeah, let’s hope we get a decent reimbursement from his insurance. But of course, the most important thing is that our lil guy feels better soon 🙂

So what’s Chunyo allergic to?  Yeah, well we don’t know EXACTLY but it is quite possible that it is peanut butter!  So SAD about this!  Remember those peanut butter treats that he loved so much.  Sadly, he might be allergic to them 😦  So NO more of those peanut butter treats for him.  Too bad, he LOVED them.  Hopefully other pooches can enjoy them even if Chunyo can’t.

Does your dog have allergies? Any suggestions for us?

If you want to learn more about allergies, check out this article and the picture below.  You might learn a little something, we did.

Photo: Dog Allergy Guide, Drs Foster & Smith

Allergy guide From Doctors Foster & Smith

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About Chunyo's Corner

I'm a young Boston Terrier that likes to run, play and get himself into a little bit of trouble from time to time. Follow my adventures to find out a little bit more. View all posts by Chunyo's Corner

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