Jonathan Andrew Sheen (leviathan0999) wrote,
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999

Tribulations of a Bear-Shaped Dog.

Mandy's been having skin problems. It's been a couple of years, with various attempts to treat her coming and going, with her skin calming and and inflaming, and, as she itches and scratches herself, more and more of her hair coming out. Right now, he fur is so thin forward of her haunches that her skin is clearly visible, and she's not recognizable as the shaggy bear in this icon.

Diagnoses have included mange and various fungal and viral infections.

But it turns out, the fundamental underlying problem is this: Food Allergies.

She's allergic to: (These are the top six; the numbers are Elisa Absorbance Units: Less than 80 is considered okay.)

Beef412
Milk282
Liver241
Rice149
Brewer's Yeast86
Chicken82
Turkey71


I've got her on Taste of the Wild brand Salmon.

The antifungals and intibiotics will be running out soon, and we'll go forward with her on this new diet. We'll have to see.
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