Getting rid of that wet dog smell

I have it pretty good. If baddog is home, I know I am going to get my two walks every day, whether there is rain, sleet or snow. Now, the odds of us encountering sleet or snow are slim, I will give you that; but lately, there has been more rain than what I know what to do with. It seems that every time we go out, it is raining and there are fewer places for me to walk. Needless to say, by the time we get home I am thoroughly soaked . . . and I am beginning to smell like a dog.

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I have allergies

You may recall that last month I mentioned that I was now taking fish oil for my itchy skin, and that it seemed to be helping a lot. Well, unfortunately the relief did not last. We went on a car trip last week for a few days and my itching seemed to get worse. Yesterday, baddog was playing with me when he announced that we would be going to see my vet today.

Redwood Veterinary Clinic

Me and Dr. Kim

I like going to my vet because they are friendly and always tell me how handsome I am. No matter how bad you feel, that has to make you feel better. Anyway, they checked me out and said I was in good health, but I had some kind of an allergy. It is causing my to break out and I am getting these little bacteria modules on my skin. The problem is determining what it is I am allergic to. That will make the next part a little easier, and that is management of the allergies. Read More »

Fish Oil Relieves Itchy Skin

At the end of July, baddog took me to a veterinarian because I was scratching myself like some flea bitten mongrel, which is not my style. Since my regular veterinarian was unavailable I had to see someone new. They checked me for fleas and found none (thank you K9 Advantix), so they gave me a shot of cortisone, suspecting that I had become allergic to summer, or something like that. People talk too fast for me sometimes.

Anyway, the shot did not really seem to help much and I spent a lot of time scratching myself. The other day baddog brought home some 1000 mg capsules of fish oil. I have only been taking it for three days and already I can tell a major difference. I have a feeling that every morning before my walk I will be getting dosed with fish oil. It does not seem to be as tasty as I hear sushi is, but it has made a difference with my skin, so I am okay with it.

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