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9.21.12 A-a-a-achooooo!

21 Sep

Fall is here.  The air is crisp and the days are getting shorter.  The dogs love the breezes and coldness of the days.  They like to sit out on the deck in the afternoon and just lie in the late day sun.  That is the good part of the season.  The bad part is that Sofie is suffering terribly (as am I) from fall allergies.  I have never seen her have so much trouble before (well she is only going to be 2).  She coughs and wheezes, like she is trying to hack up a hairball.  The other night she woke in her kennel and cried and cried to go out, and then threw up for a long time, ate more grass, threw up some more.   She does not want to get sick in her kennel (which is really nice of her).  I went out in the field with her but she could not calm down.  I was so sad for her.  Finally, I got her to come in (good because it was 2AM and raining) and we went back to bed.  I have her on 50 mg of Benadryl and that really seems to help.  (I am taking Sudafed because Benadryl makes me fall asleep).  Louise’s eyes run and are gooey, but nothing like Sofie’s problem.  Poor baby! 

I hate when my furries are sick.  It is really hard to know the best thing to do for them.  Sometimes it even takes me a day to realize what is going on with them.  At times like this, with allergies, all you can do is deal with the symptoms.  In many cases, animal or human, time is the best healer, but if there are things that can help make us more comfortable while we are waiting for things to pass in time (like pollen), than I am all for those too.  The Allergist says to not open the windows or go outside, but that is kind of silly in my book.  I am not going to run the air conditioner when it is cool outside just to clear the air of pollen which is going to come in any way.  I guess if it was killing us, I would do it, but since the antihistamines seem to work, than I don’t have to.  So now Sofie and Louise and I are going for a walk in the dangerous air, but if we don’t then we don’t get exercise, and then we get stiff, and then we will not feel well…..  Sorry, I am rambling, I guess I get blue when my furries get green.

Do your furries have allergies? How do you deal with them?  Do you have any alternative approaches to allergy therapy?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo <3

 
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16 responses to “9.21.12 A-a-a-achooooo!

  1. Bassas Blog

    September 21, 2012 at 01:00

    Poor Sophie and poor you :( I hope the meds make you both feel more comfortable very soon.

     
    • dogdaz

      September 21, 2012 at 07:56

      Thanks Bassa. Medicine helps

       
  2. littleburstsofinspiration

    September 21, 2012 at 03:24

    Oh I am sorry to hear you are both suffering with allergies. I am as well over here and I think Molly my (Pooshie) has them too. Hope this will soon pass for you both xx

     
    • dogdaz

      September 21, 2012 at 11:46

      Thanks for your concern. Living in the area we do, even the animals can not escape it. Washington, DC was built on a swamp. BOL

       
  3. themisadventuresofmisaki

    September 21, 2012 at 05:13

    Oh noes. Hope you both feel better soon. I don’t have any allergies that I know of, but they sound horrible :-(

     
    • dogdaz

      September 21, 2012 at 07:39

      You are a lucky dog.

       
  4. Genevieve Petrillo

    September 21, 2012 at 06:13

    Poor little girl. Cupcake gets itchy from allergies, but not sick to her tummy. Last year I gave her Benadryl, but I didn’t like how tired she got, so the vet suggested Zyrtec. It helps a lot. I don’t know the dosage for Sofie, so you’d have to check that. I also use a humidifier in the bedroom at night. Good luck.

     
    • dogdaz

      September 21, 2012 at 07:48

      Thanks – I will check with the vet

       
  5. Jodi

    September 21, 2012 at 10:11

    Personally I take Zyrtec and am lucky that neither of the dogs have those types of allergies. Sampson is allergic to some type of plant that I think he sniffs under and it gives him hives on his head. I give him benadryl for that and sometimes he needs a steroid. I’ve never heard of vomiting though, poor thing. I hope you find something that works for her.

     
    • dogdaz

      September 21, 2012 at 10:33

      The Benadryl seems to work. I think she does not feel well so she eats grass and that is what causes the vomitting, not really the allergies, but how she tries to comfort herself. Who knows. Thanks for your note.

       
  6. bumpyroadtobubba

    September 21, 2012 at 16:52

    Just thought I’d drop by to let you know how fabulous I think your blog is, and let you know I’ve thanked you for our nomination and also mentioned it in my list of Addictive Blogs. There’s an award that goes with the mention – feel free to just know that it’s there or pass it on. Thanks for sharing your stories with us; I look forward to them arriving in my inbox! x http://wp.me/p1m5Gv-Mw
    ps – hope the sneezies go away soon for all. Bubba has the coughs not the sneezes!

     
    • dogdaz

      September 21, 2012 at 17:06

      Thank you so much. For baby cough, warm apple juice and steam. I know how hard that one can be.

       
      • bumpyroadtobubba

        September 21, 2012 at 17:09

        We’re doing the steam but I’ll try the warm apple juice, thanks!

         
  7. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    September 23, 2012 at 20:23

    Same as you Benadryl

     

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