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UPDATE: A week ago I changed Arch's food from Dr. Harveys regular food to "Veg-to-Bowl" - guess what....he's not itchy anymore. I'm not sure if it's a coincidence or not, but what a relief. I'm still free feeding Innova kibble and that has grain in it - is there a low calorie, grain kibble - that tastes good too???

also his ear is still very greasy even though I bathed him - I want to wash it with Dawn - but there are way too many choices for that brand, which one is best?? I stopped putting the meds in his ear because it wasn't doing anything to help - he's stopped shaking his head too :thumbsup: I hope it lasts...Thanks for your good thoughts. I'm afraid to say he's all better....I want to make sure first..

As many of you know, Archie is my guy....my first born....my soul mate. :wub:

I love him so much, and I am worried about him. He has LP in his hind legs, arthritis in his front elbows....a torn ACL in a back leg and allergies, and an ear infection!!!!

He's already gone through a round of "Otibiotic Ointment" for his ear and now I'm starting it again. And I gave him 1/2 of a Benedryl tablet today so he's zonked out now. He's so itchy!!! The vet said it was allergies that were enviornmental. Why does life have to be so hard for such a sweet little guy??? I don't get it. I love him with all my heart, he doesn't deserve this. I want my happy healthy little guy back. ...please???
 

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Pat -- that makes me sooooooooooooooo sad. I'm now sitting here crying. Archie is such a sweet boy and he certainly doesn't deserve this.

Does the vet think the allergies are seasonal? If so, maybe the vet could give him a steriod shot to get Archie through the peak hayfever season.

If they're from dust, dust mites, etc., maybe a hepa fliter room for Archie?

Archie -- you're such a sweetie. Auntie Lynn is sending lots and lots of prayers that the itching goes away very soon. I want you to feel all better and be healthy.
 

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Poor baby boy. Poor Mommy!! Saying a prayer Archie gets some relief soon.
xoxoxoxoxooxo
 

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Lynn, don't cry over Arch....he's not sad.....he's just a bit "zonked" from the Benedryl. He walked almost a mile today before i put him in the stroller....I swear he'd walk until he dropped. I just hate seeing him so itchy and shaking his head non stop!

I'll call the vet again this week if I don't see an improvement.

I could hug him all day long. The extra weight doesn't help either, but i can't stop Stan from feeding him (whatever) all day long. :angry:

Thanks for your concern, it's so appreciated....I can't even tell you.
 

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As tired as I am - I hear "Archie" from *The A Team,* and I suddenly have a little energy.

The ears are tough. It seems, to me, that once a fluff is prone to yeast infections, it’s almost a constant battle.

Is that what Archie has, a yeast infection? I’m sorry to hear that Archie is plagued with these uncomfortable issues - I hope that he’ll be feeling better soon.

~Allie
 

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Thank you for your warm replies. I am always concerned about my favorite guy in the whole world.
 

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Oh Pat I hope you can find the cause of his allergies. It so sad when they are itchy, it has to be uncomfortable for them. Give Archie hugs for me.
I'll pray for special boy.
 

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I love him too Pat!!! He is a darling Yorkie and I hope his little ears and allergies get better!!! You get better Archie, sending puppy kisses from Rain and CeeCee!!!!
 

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Pat - my poor little guy Archie. It's just not fair. Arghhh allergies have been the bane of my existence with my DS. He used to have such severe itching that I thought he'd go crazy as a toddler. Luckily we had a lotion that worked. I'm hoping that they're seasonal for Archie and that you can get some meds to get him through the season.Maybe there's a non drowsy med for pets like for people? If it is environmental, you need to cut down those walks a lot so he isn't as exposed. This is a bad season before a hard frost. Lots of mold around especially with the leaves falling and decaying. Keep us posted. Give him hugs and kisses from Aunt Sue.
 

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I love him too Pat!!! He is a darling Yorkie and I hope his little ears and allergies get better!!! You get better Archie, sending puppy kisses from Rain and CeeCee!!!!
Dianne, you're thinking of Tinker....Archie is my boy....my maltese boy...

Pat - my poor little guy Archie. It's just not fair. Arghhh allergies have been the bane of my existence with my DS. He used to have such severe itching that I thought he'd go crazy as a toddler. Luckily we had a lotion that worked. I'm hoping that they're seasonal for Archie and that you can get some meds to get him through the season.Maybe there's a non drowsy med for pets like for people? If it is environmental, you need to cut down those walks a lot so he isn't as exposed. This is a bad season before a hard frost. Lots of mold around especially with the leaves falling and decaying. Keep us posted. Give him hugs and kisses from Aunt Sue.
I can't stand the itching....I'm sure he can't stand it more than me...but I'm hoping the Benedryl does something. If it doesn't do much I'll ask the vet if there's something else he can take....maybe a shot or something...
 

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Poor Arch. My Rose has seasonal allergies spring and fall. One thing that has helped her is the Earth Bath Hypo-allergenic shampoo. I hope he feels better, soon.:wub:
 

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I'm so sad to hear this :(
Archie is such a sweety boy and he always makes me smile. I hope he'll get some allergy relief soon and will continue being his happy, healthy self :grouphug:
 

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These little angels have such a hold on us. They mean so much to us and we want them to be healthy and happy.
I hope your sweet little Archie gets better very soon. :wub:

Jenna:thumbsup:
 

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So sorry to hear about Archie's itchies. :( Hope the ointment works. Could he have developed an allergy to his dog shampoo? That happened to Shiloh before..
 

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So sorry about our dear boy Archie. I had no idea as he's always so happy in pics and always looks so great. Of course, its because you take great care of him and I have lots of hope that he will be better soon, but of course he will be in my prayers.
 

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Pat, I hope Archie gets better soon. I really hate to hear he's having so many problems. I have a very greasy eared Zoey here too, we just started med's for an ear infection a couple of days ago.
Tell Archie the girls all send their love and lots of hugs. Please let us know how he's doing.
 
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