Monday, April 6, 2009

My Lucky Has a Yeast Infection That Monostat Cant Cure

My poor Lucky! Her ears have been bothering her. She has been shaking her head so hard she made the outside of her ears bleed. So I took her to the vet today to get it resolved once and for all. All my home remedies have not worked.

Getting Lucky to the vet is not an easy thing. She doesnt do well in cars and it is difficult to ride with a 68lb dog trying to get in your lap. Yes--68lbs. I was surprised because the last time she was weight it was 65lbs. That was last year. My little girl is getting "thick." Thick is the term a lot of guys use down here to refer to a lady that is not exactly fat, but not thin either. LOL!

Anyway, we stopped at the Sonic and she had a burger with just ketchup. I had one too. Then we went to the doctor. $96.00 later, I was told she has a severe yeast infection in her ears. Yeast infections in the ears are supposed to have a bad smell, but hers doesnt because it is waaaaay deep in her ears. It is painful and I feel like a bad mother. But she is supposed to be better in a week.

The doctor also told me that the reason her feet are red and she licks her paws is allergies. So I have to give her benedryll 2x a day. If that doesnt work, then we got to talk about trying to determine what is causing the allergies and that means I need to get ready to spend some money. Keeping my fingers crossed on the benedryl.

I just want my girl to feel better.


Anonymous said...

Oh, poor doggie! I hope Lucky and Mommy feel better.

Linda said...

Poor Lucky!! That just breaks my heart.
And seriously, it doesn't matter (gulp) how much $$$$ it takes. We HAVE to take care of these really helpless creatures. We are into Forest about, oh say $2000.00 at this point. And that's just been for maintenance, neutering and his "purchase" price....

I have a cat who had a litter of kittens many years ago. One of the little boy kitties became very lethargic at about 3 weeks of age. Of course I had to take him to the vet. $350.00 later he was released after IV'S diagnosis. I GAVE him to a good home when he was about 8 weeks old....
I would do it again. In a heartbeat.

Dingo said...

Poor thing! Dingo Girl has allergies all year round but it gets pretty bad in the summer. I give her Zyrtec because it worked better than Claritan. Some days she gets 1/2 Zyrtec and 1/2 Benedryl (she's 46lbs). If the Benedryl doesn't work, ask your doctor about Zyrtec.

*No, I don't work for any of these companies, I'm just a doggie mama giving some advice to another doggie mama.