Saturday, February 7, 2009
G.T. and His Allergies
G.T. went to see the dermatologist this week. He has been licking spots raw on his front feet, and licking underneath his back feet. Before he started on his allergy shots, he used to get ulcerated spots on his cheeks where he would scratch them until they were bloody. For the past few months, he has been messing with his feet. Maw was hoping this was a temporary thing, but finally took him in to be checked out.
The v-e-t said that this fall and winter are very bad for allergy sufferers because the normal dying time of some weeds and grasses has not occurred because of the weather in North Texas, and that the mountain cedar dust came along as normal and compounded the allergens already in the air. So many animals and people have been experiencing profound allergy problems.
Duh. No wonder Maw's nose is running.
Anyway, so G.T. is now getting shots twice a month to see if he improves. Also, he received a steroid shot to stop his feet from bothering him so that they will heal quickly and hopefully, all will be normal. Then next winter, perhaps we can go back to monthly shots.
Bless his little heart.