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.
Smiles All Around
A few months ago, I entered into a relationship with several ticks. I did not particularly want to enter this relationship, but as baddog always says, “every cloud has a silver lining.” You might ask yourself what kind of silver lining ticks may provide, but these ticks potentially saved my life. Allow me to explain.
We were in Lake Tahoe when the ticks were discovered and we made an immediate visit to Alpine Animal Hospital to have them removed. While we were there the veterinarian informed us that collie breeds were susceptible to negative reactions from some medicines. This became an issue because everyone had been presuming that I was a border collie mix, with the border collie being the dominant gene. I mean, breeders, groomers and vets all said I was a border collie, and I kind of look like one, so we went with it. There was one breeder that insisted I was a pure bred, but we knew better. After all, mom looks nothing like any kind of collie.