So my labrador retriever is two and a half years old. We bought her at 9 weeks old from a kennel outside of Richmond. She was well for about 6 months, but started having urinary tract infections on a regular basis. As they gave us antibiotics to treat the infections, we found out she was allergic to most antibiotics. From hives to severe swelling, I can’t tell you how many times we had to rush her to the vet. Then followed the hot spots, we would give her cipro and treat with a topical spray, which would remedy the issue for a very short period. Shortly after finishing the treatment the skin problems will develop again.
Three weeks ago, we took her back to the vet again, to address the issue again. They took a biopsy and informed us they would get back with us after it was cultured. A few days later we received a call from our Vet, who informed me they were referring us to a dermatologist. At one point, we were told our dog had MRSA, which obviously scared us.
Today, we had our second visit to the dermatologist. We were happy to hear that she didn’t have MRSA, but disappointed to hear that she couldn’t be included in the methicillin resistant bacteria study. Now we’re going to attempt to treat the bacteria infection and/or underlying disease (allergies or idiopathic recurrent pyoderma) again.
Starting yesterday, we began bathing Nai’a in a Malaseb shampoo every other day, applying a resi-keto-chlor lotion (mixed with water) once daily and spraying once daily with Douxo Chlor spray. This will go on for six weeks, yep, that’s right six weeks…. So, the story continues… tune in and keep your fingers crossed, my poor pup is miserable.