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Ruutu15 wrote:The skin looks a little red, but not disgusting or anything. It just looks like he might if you shaved some hair off of his tail. The weird thing is that he seems to do it mostly at night. I have the windows open today trying to air out the apartment just in case it is allergy related, because I hear that may be the cause of itchiness.
I might have to go get him one of those cones just to keep him from making it worse before thursday.
Ruutu15 wrote:Thanks for the tips, Curt. I don't think it's his food, though. He's been eating Blue Buffalo since he was a puppy, and it has no corn, soy, or other fillers. The first two ingredients listed are deboned chicken breast and brown rice. It's expensive, but I want him to be healthy.
I'll be interested to see what the vet says tomorrow. I'll post the findings when I get home.
Ruutu15 wrote:I took Leroy to the vet today, and apparently he was bitten by a spider or something. My apartment is in Cincinnati, but it's near a very wooded area, and bugs are everywhere outside as the temperature rises so I suppose it makes sense. He didn't "have fleas", but it is also possible that he was bitten by one and had a bad reaction. They prescribed him some sort of steroid pills to help clear everything up, which is fine since he's not a left fielder for the LA Dodgers. Should be okay after a few days. I also got hooked into paying $75 for a 4-month supply of Advantix flea/tick/mosquito repellent. It's supposedly better than Frontline, what he used to get, and you can only buy it at veterinarian offices.
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