So i had to switch vets in order to get Ratliff some help with the itching. We are on a temp steriod to allow his skin to heal so we can begin diagnosing the problem. He put ratty on a veggetarian food, thinking it might be the protien source causing the itching. Everything was good for about a week and now we are back to itching, even with the meds.
The vet gave me 2 options: go see a vet dermetologist or try out this non-steriodal drug called Atopica. Has anyone heard of it? i did a little bit of research online and it seems to have pretty good reviews so far. It tends to be a little expensive. I have not seen anything stating long term negative affects like that with steriods. I guess I am just trying to decide if it would be worth goin to the derm. for the allergy test, or to just put him on this medicine for life. opinions?
Also, ratty if officailly off cyclosprin for his eyes unless they look dry!! this means he wont smell like corn oil anymore!! lol! The vet did recommend buying over the counter dry eye solution, like for contacts for his eyes when they need a little extra help. Anyone do this for their bullies, and if so what do you use?? He does however need to see an eye specialist for hair removal on his bottom lids. Apparently the hair curls in and irritates his eyes which explains the goopy eyes he gets all the time. so surgery will be in his future.
Ratliff and his mom Kael
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