Jackie is still a bit shy however she will now jump up on the armchair each evening when I sit down to watch television and I can move her around so I am a bit more comfortable and she doesn't jump off the second I move my bum to get a bit more comfy. Darcy (The Dapper Dog) is of course first up and he is a type of "floppy" dog and any position he grabs and he is happy. It is amazing to see some of the positions Darcy drops his head and goes to sleep - they look most uncomfortable, but he is happy.
Now the medication Jackie is taking is Prednisolone (5mg) and she has 1/2 a tablet every second day. The Vet had said the medication to be given only in the morning and also with food. I usually wedge the 1/2 tablet between 2 pieces of cheese and there is no problem in her taking it then. Of course Darcy stands in line for his piece of cheese but I always give Jackie her piece first as then she gulps it down in case Darcy steals it.
There are side effects of long term medication and I urge others to read up and also discuss with your Vet. However my Vet agreed with me that I would prefer Jackie to have a normal, if shorter life as the pain she was in with the raw and bleeding skin was just awful to witness.
We still never established if it was a protein allergy or from grass, and even with the BARF diet she still would scratch herself raw and
|Both like the "granny rug" on the chair, now the cold weather has set in|