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Pip Update

Post by Glenys » 03 Feb 2015, 11:52

Hi Glenys,

Pip had her 2nd full strength immunotherapy injection today - she now has this once a month and I can give her this at home - we have enough for another 4 - 5 injections and then she'll need some more which the vets will order.

She's pretty much the same really - very pink/red around her eyes, scabby with little hair on her neck and muzzle, nude on her chest because of her scratching. She continues to nibble at her legs etc etc. Despite all this she still manages to look gorgeous!! She has a little fan club these days with people we meet on our walks wanting to know how she is doing - she is such a little sweetie, she has no trouble making friends. I'm very lucky to have two lovely yellow girls who adore each other.....

Pip has been on Piriton for a while now and I'm not sure if it helps her scratching/itching so we decided to have a switch to different antihistamine - it would be nice if something could take the edge off it for her - the vet has said it could take around 6 - 12 months for her to respond to the immunotherapy (I get the impression she is a pretty resistant case - poor thing).

So the invoice is for the new antihistamine ATARAX - we have a trial supply but I get the impression it's more expensive than the piriton - so we'll see if she responds to it - if not, we'll go back to the piriton. As you can see from the invoice he has only charged us for the tablets, so he continues to be more than fair.



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Post by Emma T » 03 Feb 2015, 12:45

I really hope the atarax works for pretty little Pip, it still sounds like Proper loving care is doing wonders for her x
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Post by Willow » 03 Feb 2015, 12:54

Lovely update, although I really wish for Pip's sake that she can get some blessed relief from the itching soon, bless her. Typical Lab though.. despite everything, she carries on smiling and living a happy life with her wonderful family xx
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Post by Eeyorebev » 03 Feb 2015, 17:00

Thanks for the update and sorry poor pip is still itchy, let's hope the new treatment starts to kick in soon.

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Post by LabLover » 04 Feb 2015, 10:33

Sorry to hear that beautiful Pip is still itching, everything crossed the new tablet works and brings her some relief :bighug:

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Post by Maggie May » 04 Feb 2015, 10:35

Thank you for the update. I am sorry Pip is still so itchy and hope she has some relief from it soon.

:bighug: for you Pip.

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Post by Joe + Hilary » 05 Feb 2015, 00:08

Good to read the update on Pip. She sounds an adorable girl. Sorry to read she is still itching, poor thing, but still manages to be happy. I do hope her new medicine helps.

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Post by Morticia1162 » 06 Feb 2015, 11:59

Aw so sorry Pip is still so itchy, we had a Staffie once that was in a similar state, although not as bad and with everything else she had we also bathe her twice a week in Malaseb shampoo from the vet.
This did seem to keep the itching at bay, might be worth trying with everything else?
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Re: Pip Update

Post by 12_paws » 08 Feb 2015, 13:37

Still crossing fingers & paws here that Pip will get some benefit from her immunotherapy injections, and that the change of antihistamines will also help her
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