Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Joys of an allergic dog...

There is no joy...
For him, or me.  Poor Cisco, he is allergic and the vet believes it to be a food allergy.  So he was taken off his food and put on Science Diet Z/D.  The largest bag I could get, was 97.00.  Yep, you read that right, and it didn't even last a month.  Yikes!  Fast forward 16 weeks or so, and I called the vet to see if we could maybe try something else now.  So a trip to a natural dog food store, [thankfully we have one very close] gave me an education, for sure.  I selected a food and went back to the vet so he could read the label. contained duck...blah, blah.  So we agreed on trying sweet potato and bison.
He was very excited about the kangaroo.  But they only had a sample.
What we don't do for our babies, huh?
I am crossing my fingers and toes, because if he breaks out with ear infections within a week or so, back to the other food for him.  This food will still be expensive, but about half as much as the Z/D.
Living up to his nick name, Money Pit.  xo


  1. oh poor sweet boy -- he's such a love and you are such a good momma to get him the special food. Just think -- as expensive as it is to feed him now -- it's a lot less than drugs every time he gets an ear worth it in the long run. xoxo

  2. Ohhh poor fur baby!

    We have 7 dogs and apparently one was allergic to chicken so now we use lamb and so far, so good!!!

    Keeping fingers crossed for you!


  3. What a cutie! I feel for you with having a dog with allergies. Our new pug has skin allergies (pugs are notoriously allergic as a breed) and we have tried many foods finally settling on Avoderm which he is doing well on. It can be super frustrating!! Hope you find the solution soon!

  4. hi kathy - thanks for visiting my blog! i appreciate your kind words!
    our jack russell has food allergies - it has been such a struggle to keep him healthy...and the only thing we can feed him is the ZD. luckily a bag lasts him almost 2 months instead of one... but it's still an awful cost! good thing we love the silly guy!