It’s HOT SPOT season

June 12, 2009 at 1:32 am 1 comment

This time last year, Boogie itched and scratched like a mad dog. There were sores, scabs and bald patches on his back, thighs, legs. It was horrible. I used  Neosporin, Hydrogen Peroxide, several varieties of anti-itch cream… nothing seemed to work and Boogie would resort to hiding in my closet so that nobody could stop him  from scratching and chewing on himself.

It’s summer again. More K-9 Advantix… Get out the anti-flea furniture sprays..

Today I noticed a nasty red hot spot behind Boogie’s left ear. He was scratching and whimpering at the same time.  His ear was so red raw it looked like it was about to bleed. 😦

And then there’s the ordeal of applying ANY sort of cream on Boogie. No sooner do I pick up a tube of neosporin or whatever med, Boogie cowers away from me and hides under the coffee table.

nustock

Of all the stuff I have tried, this one is good. NuStock is a yellow-colored cream for mange, mites, skin disorders, hot spots etc. The smell is so INTENSE it could be flammable. (No wonder Boogie hates it)  He will do anything to get it off him hence the stains all over my furniture – ick! But you do see a difference. The sore heals, the hair grows back faster!

I can still smell this stuff on my hands, in the air, everywhere. It’s so strong. Poor little Boogs and his sensitive doggie nose…

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Entry filed under: Cool Products, Skin issues.

Using a martingale collar (+ improvisation) Socializing Boogie, and Calming Signals.

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  • 1. Sarah  |  September 26, 2010 at 5:28 am

    I swear our Bostons are long lost siblings. My Maizy girl has the EXACT SAME skin problems. She always has ear issues, the red lesions on the skin that eventually scab & then leave bald spots (lots on her belly) and now we’re battling some eye issues. She’s been treated with the same antibiotics as Boogie, prednisone, Zyrtec, ear drops, eye ointments, etc. It’s just never ending & so frustrating to not have a definitive answer as to the cause & what could actually cure it. Vet isn’t sure if it’s her diet or something environmental. She’s been tested for mites & that hasn’t been it. I can’t imagine how she feels! She, too, loves to rub & roll in the grass. Her symptoms seem to subside after the summer (we live in the midwest) so I’m hoping she’ll find some relief as the weather gets cooler. I just feel awful for her because she practically eats her paws off from trying to relieve the itchiness =( It’s reassuring to know there’s someone out there with literally the same problems & not knowing what to do. The vet has actually swayed me from doing an allergy test because they’re expensive, often inconclusive & they can change from year to year. Oh well, the things we do for our loves!

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