Spring is an especially itchy time here at the DogDaz Zoo. All the dogs started on allergy medicine several weeks ago when the first crocuses started pushing their heads up out of the snow. Sofie tends to suffer from terrible skin problems in the warmer weather. I give her an antihistamine (this year it is Zyrtec) before her scratching starts to get too bad. Hopefully, this will delay the heavy duty expensive medicine (Apoquel) that we end up having to use by mid-summer (or she scratches her skin off). Louise and Charlie are sneezing and runny too, so everyone is on something every day until this passes.
Aren’t we lucky to live somewhere that everything that grows in the northern US, and everything that grows south, grows here?
What have you tried that helps keep the itch away? Spring flowers are lovely, but oh, this pollen!
Sometimes I need a free hand to be able to pick stuff up. I let them take care of each other. I thread Charles’ leash on Sofie’s, and then Sofie’s leash on Louise’s. As long as I have hold of Louise’s lead since she is the heaviest link in the chain, I find that this works. Sofie hates that Charles pulls on her, so usually, she will sit down and keep him in place (which she did right after I took this shot).
How do you control multiple dogs when you need a free hand?
Another month under wraps. I can’t believe how fast April came and went. The animals did not enjoy the pollen but loved to sniff the flowers and to sit in the yard and in the open windows on the warmer days.