Today I Saw A Man About A Dog « Shoot Me Now

Shoot Me NowToday I Saw A Man About A Dog

Today I Saw A Man About A Dog
Published on Monday, June 14, 2010 by

That would be MY dog.  And that man would be the vet.  An amazing vet at an amazing clinic, Pet Care Veterinary Hospital of Tidewater.  I would never trust my pets to anyone else!

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Off to the Vet!

Dottie was thrown over a pound fence late at night in Georgia.  She was covered in scars from what looked like regular abuse.  The lovely woman who ran the rescue called them her “scars of life.”  She had very little fur and her skin was in bad shape.  I fell in love with her and adopted her within a month.  DOTS brought her to me.  DOTS?  Dalmatian Overland Transport Service.  Amazing folks.

I soon found she had a flea allergy, seasonal allergies and is allergic to chicken.  My kids had food intolerances so why not my dog, right?  Actually I feel she was put in my hands for this very reason.  I knew food allergies and discovered within a few days that she needed special food and care.

Dottie is fine in the winter, but as the weather warms she begins to develop bumps under her fur and the occasional hot spot.  I have to be diligent with flea medicine to keep her as comfortable as possible.

Over the last week Dottie has gone downhill.  She has open sores, a red paw and terribly itchy skin.  Did you know that as dogs age their allergies can become worse?  I know that now!

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I borrowed some money for a vet visit and took her in after work.  Two hundred and fifteen dollars later, she is now on antibiotics and steroids.  If those don’t clear her up, we go further down the road with a more specialized treatment plan.

I made a promise when I rescued her that she would have an amazing last half of her life.  I will pay back tonight’s money and find a way to continue any treatment she needs.

In the meantime, my dog is on steroids.  I dare any robber to even LOOK at my house.  I DOUBLE DOG DARE THEM!

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