Saturday, August 22, 2009

Itching Like Hell

I itched all over and I kept on scratching myself with my nails and even my cage (just scraping my body all over the small bars of the cage). I was currently under confinement because I couldn't be with other dogs.

It was very traumatic. My skin had crusty flakes all over like thick dandruff (I know, sounds ICKY right!?!). My master changed my beddings everyday and bathed me with antifungal soap. She was hoping that I get even just a tad better with all her effort. She even bought me an 18 watt tiny electric fan because she learned that the mange becomes itchier in hot weather.

But after two weeks of antifungal soap, vitamins and antihistamines, it kept worsening. Until it came to a point that I had a small lesion in my eye because of my scratching (like a Corneal Ulcer).

My master decided to bring me to another veterinarian because the previous one just kept on assuring her that everything was fine but this happened.

The City Veterinary Clinic was like doggy hospital heaven. The doctor took a look at me and cut the hair that's in front of my eyes. Her male helper cut my paw nails and tied a tiny rubber band around my hair. The doctor advised my master to have my hair ponytailed because it was starting to bother me.

Here's my consultation statement with a total of 1230 php which was twice the amount my master paid to my previous vet. (VERY EXPENSIVE... OUTRAGEOUSLY UNREASONABLE)

Note: Advocate: 360 php/ vial not per pack. 1 application/ vial

In the end, it was all worth it. Because within a week, I got better. And my wounded eye healed without any permanent damage.

Incase, some of you are curious of what Advocate was, here's a picture of it. It was very effective to have removed my mange within a week's time. In the Philippines, not all solutions posted in the internet to make us dogs get better from problems like this can be purchased here. This can be found in most veterinary clinics.

Of course, as the phrase goes, consult your vetirinarian first before making any important health decisions.

Here's more information about the product:
http://www.advocate-spot-on.com/4405.0.html

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