....don't make me happy and little Miss Skye B. will agree with this fact!
So about six weeks ago Skye started to become itchy. Well if you remember, not to long ago, I talked about our troubles with gophers and bunnies. Then it dawned on me, back in our old house we never had issues with fleas until the year that opossum's starting showing up. I actually took my white Westie to the emergency vet one night because I didn't know a darn thing about fleas. I saw some dirt on her back and went to give her a bath. Well flea poop turns read and I thought she was bleeding! (yes I was pretty naive)
So anyway I had a light bulb moment where I realized that these creatures must be bringing fleas into our yard. Yes I was very angry at that thought. So I put flea medication on her but we never did find any fleas on her. We did end up finding one on my grand dog Charlie. Well Miss Skye B's itching didn't stop and she started hiding under the bed and couch. She has only done that when she has gotten in trouble. Everything else with her has been fine. No changes in her eating, body functions, playing or chasing lizards.
So I took her to the vet on Tuesday. What they figured out is the she is allergic to the flea bites. She doesn't have any fleas on her but just because you have medication on you doesn't mean they can't bite you. So the first step is to get the yard sprayed for fleas so she doesn't have to continue to get these flea bites. They gave her a steroid injections and we have some medication to give her if she is having a bad itching spell.
So far she is doing very well so the steroids helped. I have only given her the medication once so far. So hopefully after we spray the yard she will continue to get better. Now if we could find a way to get the bunnies to leave things would really be great. I really don't want them to have to be on flea medication if they don't have to!
Hope your having a good week. My Christmas trees arrived. I didn't expect them so soon and now I am totally nervous to look at them. God knows that I am my worst enemy when it comes to stress.