Saturday, July 28, 2012

Medicated Shampoo and Urinary Tract Infection

 I hope to maintain shinny and healthy coat... After bath with medicated shampoo.. I really likes the feel of the shampoo.. All my dead skin scrub off...

 Relaxing after bath.. Mummy just changed the bed sheet, cleaned the whole house.. sterilised.. so that bacteria/yeast don't bother me no more..

 Medicated shampoo and a month's supply of antibiotics for my urinary tract infection.. Mummy doesn't think that I am food allergic.. she thinks the weather is the culprit for my skin flakes.. Anyway, to play safe now I am on pork.. Dr Wendy Chee said chicken and beef are the most allergenic.

I am now 9+ years old.. Mummy has been managing my skin problem on her own for 9 years now.. She thinks so far so good, or OK lah.. as she is not going to spend $1000 to do the allergy test kit.. I have yeast ear infection for as long as 9 years... managed by diluted apple cider vinegar.. But recently I am cured, using the Surolan..
In March this year I have an episode of urinary tract infection.. with this experience, Mummy learned how to tell when I have uti again.. I will drink lots of water and my pee will be very diluted.. that's the sign of me getting uti ..

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ears infection..bacteria vs yeast

Mummy's friend visiting from Australia and brought us a lot of kangaroo meat dog treats.. Yummy Yummy

After 2 weeks of antibiotics treatment, the bacteria all clear up.. now is yeast infection. So I am now on another 2 weeks of yeast medication. Now that my ears are no longer painful, Mummy can treat my ears easier... In the beginning I didn't stay still..

Due to chronic ear infections my ear canals have narrowed and walls thickened.. This means I need long term management of my ears..

This is the yeast medication.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Bacteria Ear Infection

For many years my ears have some yeast growth.. and for years Mummy uses diluted apple cider vinegar to clean my ears and the yeast growth is manageable.. but now for the first time my ears are bacteria infected! When Mummy began to smell the bacteria stinky growth (like those bacteria cultures Mummy used to grow in the lab).. and milky liquid in my ears oozing.. Mummy straight away rushed me to the vet! Thank God we went to the vet! The bacteria are very resistant to normal antibiotic... even apple cider vinegar has no effect, it only makes my ears irritated and soar with redness. The antibiotic application was for two weeks.. but after one week we have used up a bottle. So Mummy went to get another bottle..
After more than a week of treatment, I am back to my normal self... eating my breakfast, active, and barking again.. I no longer yelp at the touch of my ears..  and I no longer go hiding under the bed... Mummy is so happy I no longer hiding away from her.. My relationship with Mummy is back to normal again.. as loving as before...