I recognized the symptoms so I immediately started giving her "Zyrtec", an over the counter anti-histamine, which can be used by canines as well as humans.
That was too late to prevent a nasty set of hot spots on her back. Yesterday I managed to get a 5:00 p.m. appointment with Penne's veterinarian. So Penne got shaved (she was cool about this as long as I cradled her head in my arms); was given a steroid shot; and sprayed with "gentamicin".
I'll continue with twice daily gentamicin sprays, and give her a canine anti-biotic which I will get at the pharmacy today.
Luckily Penne is not licking the exposed hot spots, so she will not need to be a cone-head.
|A sore end|
|A trusting face|
Penne saw one of these locums yesterday, Dr. Jackson. I was immediately impressed with the warmth of her personality, and her utterly professional manner.