Sunday, April 4, 2010

Spring is here and I'm itchy and scratchy!

The Spring season is here and I'm living in the Allergy Capital of the World! That means itchy and scratchy skin for me! I've never experienced this misery before, but with excessive rain this past winter, all our trees and flowers are in full bloom and the pollen are at its peak.

I've been scratching and scratching and scratching all week. Mama, Daddy and Uncle Gary finally noticed that I was not my normal happy self, so Mama came home with all this stuff the other day.
In turn, that would only mean one thing....a BATH....what a nightmare. I HATE baths! I was given an Oatmeal and Aloe bath soak...YUCK!

First it was the rinse:

Then it was the soak:

Are we done yet?After all that mess, I was still itching, so today my Mama had resorted to this....Children's Benadryl. It taste like cherry syrup, so I cannot complain. It has helped minimize my itching a little, but I'm still itchy and scratchy. My Daddy said that if I don't improve within the next 36 hours, he is going to take me to the vet....eeek!

Hopefully this beautiful Spring season will not be full of allergies for me. It is no fun! I hope every pup and human are having a better Spring season than I am. Does anyone else suffer bad skin allergies from tree and grass pollen? If so, does anyone have any good suggestions for a cure or relief? Please help me out if you have experienced the same thing.

Itchy CoCo Puff


Ying and Yang said...

Poor ithchy CoCo,
We're sorry you're not feeling to good lately. We've never had allergies, but Mom thinks that if it's a pollen thing that an antihistamine should help, maybe your vet will have something just for doggies. Your Mom and Dad love you so much, they will help you out, even if it means a trip to the vet. Hope you feel better soon!

Grins and Kisses,
Ying and Yang

Lorenza said...

Hi, CoCo!
I hope those things help you to feel better!
Allergies are not fun, right?
I can see you really don't like baths!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Maggie and Mitch said...

How awful for you, Coco! We don't have allergy problems so we can't help you with this but our paws are crossed that you get this under control.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Bijou said...

Hi CoCo,

Sorry you are not feeling good. The constant itching must be awful. I hope you find something that helps soon.

My mom has allergies to dust and mold. But we know some hoomans who are sneezing alot this Spring.


Bruschi said...

OH CoCo! The look on your little face in the Soaker!! BOL!!!!!!!!! Mommy just about spit her tea out when she saw that picture!
I feel for you, I really do!
It looks like your Mommy bought you some great stuff, and that combined with the Benadryl should really help! I'll be keeping my paws crossed for you!

Hugs and Licks, Bruschi

PS- when I had skin allergies one year, I had to take a bath with some medicated shampoo the vet prescribed. Maybe you can ask your vet about it, if you do end up going to see him.

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Oh CoCo, sounds like we are going through the same thing!! I have that same shampoo to help me with the itchies. I have been to the vet about 100 million times for my allergies and not much has helped. :( I hope you have better luck!

Life With Dogs said...

We have major issues with the Labs, and I'm expecting another battle this summer. :(

Puggle Preston said...

oh Coco, I love your facial expressions. That's how I feel about my bath time too.
So sorry to hear about your allergies. We hope it goes away soon. We will be the lookout for good remedies for you.

wags and kisses,

Faere said...

CoCo... I had some allegeez back when I was younger... and Ma and Pop talked to the vet and they started giving me Omega-3 supplements. They really seemed to help. Maybe your folks could check with your vet...Since we moved I haven't been too bad.
Hope ya feel better!!