My poor pooch! We had to take him to the vet this morning. After spending practically three hours and $300, we found out that he has skin allergies that lead to an infection. Poor baby has been chewing his back area and tail. We bathed him yesterday to see if it would alleviate the problem, but this morning his back was completely wet with his saliva.
He has to take Claritin/Benadryl, antiobiotics, and bathe with a medicated shampoo and conditioner for the next few weeks. Of course, he has to sport the Elizabethan Collar that I know makes him miserable. He keeps on bumping into things.
Once in a while, he'll start crying. I imagine since he can't scratch where it itches that it must be driving him mad. I hope the meds make him feel better fast. At least he's been sleeping, which he actually hasn't done much of lately. I'm sure the allergy medicine will help out in that department.
He has to go back in two weeks to make sure the infection has gone away. We do have to give him a cleaning because he has tartar (he has doggy breath), but that will have to wait a bit. If we do it in two weeks, it will be an additional $200. I'm not one to be cheep, but spending an additional $500 in a month is a bit too much. We'll probably wait until next month for that.
Please keep Louie on your mind and send many well wishes his way. He needs to feel better fast!