Friday, April 18, 2008

My dog has allergies

Captain's Log, Stardate 04.18.2008

The vet appointment went okay, although they had to muzzle Snickers to take her temperature. And considering where they stick that thermometer, can you really blame her???

They swabbed her ear, which was painful to her (had to muzzle her again) but didn’t find bugs or parasites. Looks like it’s just allergies.

The vet also noted from her chart that she might tend to get these ear infection things around April, because the last time she had an ear infection was April last year. Another sign it’s allergies.

So now the poor pooch is on Benadryl and this super potent anti-inflammatory ear drop that I have to wear gloves to apply (it has DMSO in it, which would allow the medicine to absorb into my skin without the gloves).

Another thing I noticed at the vet is that my dog is a whiner.

She whined when the vet tech swabbed her good ear as well as the painful one. She whined when the vet did the ear examination. She whined when the vet was going to take the muzzle off, for goodness’ sake!

Yes, I have had an unpleasant reality check. My child is a complainer.

Other than that, she’s fine. Thanks for the prayers!


  1. Awww. Poor thing. My dog had allergies and ear infections too. I feel so bad for them when they hurt. I'll pray for Snickers.

  2. Aww, poor Snickers. We've had several dogs with allergies and ear infections. One of them even got to the point that she would lay down so we could clean her ears, even while begging for it not to be done. Poor baby. She was the one who had surgery.

    I'll definitely be praying for Snickers.

  3. Yippee - an answer! Glad they got it figured out and that she's now on the mend.

  4. Poor Snickers! And it's better that she's a whining complainer and not a growling complainer... I hope she gets better soon!