I don't think i mentioned on SM that I have been dealing with Caira and a skin infection for months
. It's so frustrating and I feel soo badly for her. She has had to wear a hard cone for going on 4 months now, 24/7. I can't take it off of her because she will try to dig her eyes out the second
the cone comes off (and that is no exaggeration).
Her course of treatment has been
3 weeks of Lincomycin with 2 weeks of Predisone
3 weeks of an anti-fungal
2 weeks of Clavamox
(no change and getting worse with new lesions on the Clavamox)
Medicated shampoos (no oatmeal)
Finally went to the dermatologist who said it seemed to be an antibiotic resistant strain of Staph and he did a culture and sensitivity. It showed sensitivity to Simplicef
so... we have just completed our first week of Simplicef and it's not getting better! It's getting worse! :smilie_tischkante::smilie_tischkante:
her diet was also changed to a hypo-allergenic diet (Royal Canin vet food for allergies, which is crap I know, but at this point, I'm desperate) She has been on the new food for 2 weeks with only sweet potato treats allowed (which she is very happy with)
Has anybody had any experiences with this? I feel soo badly for her. She's Miss Mopey and has been for months, definitely not my crazy Caira that I love so much. She was being fed Prairie before. Is there anything I can do? I've been spraying her with Peace and Kindness (CC) and the initial lesions have pretty much healed but new ones keep cropping up. It's very itchy for her. The soft cone does not keep her from getting to herself, otherwise I'd have that one her
it's not contagious (both my vet and the dermatologist both said this) Here is my poor Caira conehead (I have an old blanket over my comforter for the dogs, ya know, in case they poop :thumbsup
These are the newest lesions that cropped up while she was on antibiotics
And this one is one of the original ones that has not healed and the one that is potentially the most dangerous because if she ever gets the cone off of her, I dont' know how much damage she will do to herself.
She is also sprayed once a day with a medicated spray the dermatologist gave me.
is there anything else I can do??? I have an appt for a recheck in 5 weeks with the dermatologist but I think i'm going to try to get her checked sooner. I feel like I've wasted so much time already :crying: She is not spayed - my next question for the dermatologist is if this could be a hormonal issue.