Sunday, September 19, 2010

The One with the Ouchies

This is my muzzle from a random picture in May...

This is my muzzle tonight...

See those ouchies? My antihistamine medicine isn't working anymore. It really wasn't working too well to begin with but now hardly at all. I go see my friend Dr. Mitchell on Wednesday morning. Mom's trying all kinds of anti-itch things in the meantime.

The curious thing is it is ONLY on my face right here. Any furends out there ever experience something like this?

Dr. Mitchell is going to treat me for worms, which we get treated for quarterly thanks to where we live. Evidently a certain type of worm can cause this localized issue but for me this seems to come and go... seasonally-ish. It happened once before to this extent but usually it's not this bad. So we're also going to do allergy testing. Mom is sure the bill will be ginormous since she's determined to get to the bottom of this once and for all but she doesn't care. She starts to cry when I sometimes whine when I itch. I do have to say the extra noms and cuddles sure are nice!

I don't itch that much really, since I do have the medicine, but enough that there are sores and those ouchies hurt when I scratch them with my nails by mistake. The hair loss is probably because my itch method of choice is rubbing on the nobbiness of the berber carpet. That never makes me whine but it feels oh so good sometimes....

We're anxious for Wednesday here. Even me. I love car rides and I love Dr. Mitchell since she visits me at home with her daughter but going to her office is another thing altogether. There are lots of new-to-me two-leggers there and you know how I feel about that.

Any thoughts about this current mystery?


  1. Oh no! Ouchies are bad. :( Hope you feel better soon!

  2. Oh Zona that looks sooooo uncomfortable. I am sorry you have the itchies. Wednesday seems like a long way away. I am sure your VET will be able to give you SOMETHING to get it under control. Keep us posted.
    Maybe you are allergic to..... SARGE!

  3. Yikes, that looks sore - hope you can find an answer. Thunder has seasonal itchies too and sometimes he rubs the side of his face raw too. We will be curious to hear what you find out.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  4. Zona ask your Mom to email me on I may be able to suggest something that could help.
    Try not too scratch to much sweetie I know it is hard not to though, your such a brave girl as allergies are so horrible.
    Sending you big hugs honey
    Mollys Momma Tea
    x x x x x

  5. I don't know, Zona. Franklin and I have itchies everywhere BUT our faces. We're a bit of a mess right now ourselves. Nothing seems to help enough. I hope something helps you real soon.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  6. Hi Zona
    We're sorry that you have allergic ouchies. Hope the trip to the vet helps. Ruby is allergic to grass. Mom gives her Benadryl.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  7. Poor Zona! That is terrible. I hope your doctor can make you all better real soon. My Duchess would cry too if she heard you whine in misery. Poor sweetie!!!

    Emma ROse

  8. Yeeouchie! Zona, I am most sorry, because that looks miserable.

    Have they ever looked inside your nose to see if something has gotten in there and is irritating your nose that way?


  9. Khould it be a mange type issue?

    A Sibe pal of mine was thought to get seasonal itchies but they've finally diagnosed her with one of the forms of Demodectic mange...

    I've also seen some homeopathic helps fur itchies at The OC Corgi blog - that was spider bite related but it mentions some oils/etc to help

    PeeEssWoo: Mom thought of woo today - she saw billboards and direkhtions fur Knoebels as she headed to/from Allentown

  10. hope your ouchies go away. Lily has allergies wonder if pure aloe out of the fridge would help. It helps Lily's itchy chin
    Benny & Lily

  11. Woof! Woof! Oh Oh ... I'm sure you do have an allergy. Sending you my Golden Thoughts for your Wed appt. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
    FYI: sent you an email last night. Woof! Woof!

  12. I will say some prayers for you!


  13. Oh Zona, you poor thing! You must just be absolutely miserable.

    My parents have a young beagle who has some kind of allergy problems too. My dad has taken him to the vet repeatedly to treat it. It's usually just on his tummy. He's tried all kinds of meds. I'm not sure why my parents haven't had allergy tests done. I'm guessing it must be cost prohibitive. I wish they'd do it because in the long run, it probably would be a lot cheaper just because they'd know what to treat!

    I sure hope all goes well for you on Wednesday.

  14. So I suspect that your vet checked you for mange, right? I had troubles with my immune system when I was a puppy and I got the mange and it was kind of like that. I hope you can figure out what is going on.


  15. Zoooooooona! Dis is all kinds of interesting cuz I do da same right now!
    I haves allergies and has a prescription to take. Now da VET man says they haves discovered most allergies are airborn and we gets it from breathing in stuffs.
    But anyways, mum was making funs of me and said I prolly had mange...not funny if you asks me. But now these comments haves mum wondering.


  16. Oh, I hope you feel better really soon!! Minnie has the allergies too, but it just makes her eyes goopy-like. We will think good thoughts for you!

  17. Zona we are so sorry about your ouchies! That stinks that you have itchies and ouchies! Kirzon has allergies that make him itchy too and he is pulling his furs out from it - we aren't sure what is causing his either. We hope they can figure yours out and fix it!! We are sending lots of purss and crossing our paws that the vet can help!

  18. Oh, poor Zona! I'm sorry about your itchy outchies! Most luckily, I don't have the itchies but sometimes Brudder Ranger gets runny eyes. And mom says it's totally a seasonal thingie with him. So she gives him some benadryl and that seems to help. Good luck at the V.E.T. I hope that they figure out what's wrong!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  19. Okay....THAT does not look good....I think I better get my doctor stuff on and do some research on it....until and try not to itch it....oh yeah....and LOTS of treats!

  20. I hope you figure that out. Miss M has some allergy on her face that she will scratch herself until it bleeds, though yours looks quite serious.

  21. Oh Zona, I have no idea, but I will send pawerful prayers that the V-E-T can fix it!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  22. Zona, We sure hope you feel better soon! Having the itches are no fun. Are you using a Different flea Medicine? A couple of us are allergic to Advantix.

  23. oh, miss zona! that looks so very ouchies. :(((
    i hope your vet doctor can figure it out and help you feel the betterment. have you tried zyrtec? mama gives me one of those when i get itchy and pink in my ears from allergy stuffs.

    the booker man



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