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Heres a surprise allergy! Over Christmas, Daughters dog suffered swollen eyelids and fruitless vet visits. We sat and listed what was different over Christmas....Mother in laws overuse of cleaning products , new rug with flame retardant, Balloons. They were still lying around in January, eyelids still sore , when she noticed he started coughing when lying next to them. Google revealed that the fine powder in balloons absorbs the latex of the balloon and floats around. So balloons were disposed of outside , and the room hoovered thoroughly. Now, two weeks later and no meds, his eyes are fine. So now we are careful about a latex allergy.
Has anyone else had a coincidence like this? Lots of Epi people report allergies, and I have never seen latex allergy mentioned anywhere . ??
Marti Springer Spaniel, owned by Patsy, Sheffield, England. She died age 12yrs 6mths on 27/11/14 from heart failure. Diagnosed after three months, when she was 4 years old,she dropped from 24 kilos to 17 kg. initially she also had protein losing enteropathy, treated with steroids, ,raw sores on back, obsessive thirst, bursting bowels and biadder, then stable after 2 years. Developed another autoimmune problem with muscular myositis on head ( muscles wasted away, leaving gaunt hollows.) She also suffered sometimes from bottom end thrush, anal gland infections, and recurrent SIBO treated with 4 weeks of oxytetracycline each time.
Enzymes: Panzym caused mouth problems, resulting in tooth removal , as I didn't know at the time how caustic it was. I changed to one Lypex then used VetUk Pancreatic Nutrient tablets, and one Chemeyes because it is half the strength, and I didn't need to use two vet uk ones. Then 3 Chemeyes or 2 pancreatic Nutrient per meal.
B12 injection monthly. Trinfac B12 + intrinsic factor capsules from Chemeyes daily. Metacam for knee joints. Also used Yumpro Bio pre/probiotics.
Food: picky eater,tinned Chappie saved her life till she would eat kibble again. Eden Holistic, Millies Wolfheart and Lily's Kitchen all good,chicken and grain free.
Vets, one caring learner, who had nervous breakdown, replaced by obnoxious vet , so I rang round interviewing them to find someone I trusted and would work with us. Since losing Marti and Bob, I have changed again since the good vet us retired.
RIP Bobby the cocker , from PLN. Present pet, Tinker the fluffy little grey Greek rescue dog. New addition, Jack , a neglected rescue terrier, looks like a fox cub and so happy to to be healthy and loved.
|Wow Patsy that was a good sleuthing job by all! Who would have figured an element of balloons was bothering the pup. I know those disposable latex gloves you can use for paint and things have the coating on them too. I used them when I would give Mickey his Adequan injections but he had no problem with it. Thanks for the headsup, glad the pup is doing better.|
Jill- Washington State
Mickey 6/21/99 - 8/29/2014
17.5 lb jack russell, chronic pancreatitis, hyperuricosuria,high blood pressure, hypothyroid, spinal stenosis
diet of hard boiled eggs, macaroni, RC Hepatic, mashed potato
2 #2 Dianes enzymes 6x premeal
2.5 mg Amlodipine, .15mg soloxine am/pm, 100mg ursodiol started for gall bladder thinning
arthritis: 6.25mg tramadol 1x/day, 12.5mg gabapentin every 12 hrs, Assisi soft loop used on back and elbow, 1- 540meq potassium citrate nightly
Denamarin once a day, 1/16 t tylan (150mg) 2x/day , Senilife started 12/14/13, Trixsyn sirup for arthritis, .1mg Adequan weekly by shot. 75mg Tylan 2x./day for SIBO
Optimmune for Dry eyes
Kiya is Mickeys sister, 3/4 aussie, 1/4 blue heeler born 9/2006. She thinks she is a 44 lb jack russell who tries to heel Mickey!!
TJ is the newest addition. He is in the bottom picture with Kiya. He was born 7/05/2015.
I am not a vet, just a pet owner sharing what experiences I have had in helping my dogs with other pet owners. If you have an emergency please call your vet.