Sunday, November 6, 2011

Super Saturday Suprise Adventure

Ok so my post title may have over-sold it a bit.... but if your havin' skin problems I feel bad for ya son, I got 99 problems but my costco bed ain't one.... at least not anymore!

 Today turned out to be a pretty good day, even if it had its low points. I had my doubts in the beginning .... my day started with a bath! After my bath, we got in the car, and headed to the vet. I've been having some skin problems over the last couple weeks, and was losing  A LOT of fur.

Yes that's Llama, never know what you'll see at Dr. Z's

Dr. Z checked me out and said I have a skin irritation with a secondary staph infection. Ick! He gave me an antibiotic shot, and told my Mum to give me a bath every week. He said to alternate between medicated vet shampoo and Nizoral! All of this by lunch time! It wasn't looking good.

Dr. Z told my Mum all she can really do to prevent this problem is to keep doing what shes doing, watch my diet, no grains, weekly baths with medicated shampoo, and then he said "Does he have a costco bed?" Eureka! I do have a costco bed! Dr. Z said to get rid of it ASAP! He told us that the cedar chips mixed in the polyfill can irritate my skin. He told us he has seen a few dogs with this problem, as well as respiratory problems all linked to the beds. Yikes!

On the way home Mum surprised me by stopping at the park for a walk in the woods. This was the highlight of the day! We haven't gone for a walk in the woods in WAY TOO LONG! It was a beautiful day, and we met lots of people and dogs, and we watched people feed the birds out of there hands! All the people said, "Oh my god, look at the bulldog, he's so cute." And I thought, umm why have we not been coming here more often!? We also met one beautiful girl named Izzy! She is a Swiss Mountain Dog, with the pretties markings! And she was so tall.

When we got home Mum chucked the bed. She thought it seemed like a good chance to go to HomeSense and get me a new fancy bed without Cedar. Unfortunately she couldn't find one that was right for me. This one was too small, this one was too soft, none were just right. I will be sleeping in my crate for a while, I just have to get the blankets right.

For dinner Mum had a special treat for me.... Pumpkin! She cooked up our Jack-O-Lantern and now we have pure pumpkin goodness to mix in my kibble. Yummers! The rest of it is in the freezer for later.

After dinner, we went to the park and played fetch for a while before coming home and having a snuggle til Papa got home from work. What started out as a rough morning ended in an almost perfect day.

Now if you excuse me, I have some blankets to fluff.


  1. I'm hoping your skin condition clears up quickly and that your mom finds the greatest and most perfect bed in the world for you.

    pawhugs, Max

  2. Wow, even though the v-e-t stinks, at least he knew what the problem was right away! And look how awesome your day turned out in the end! Oh Finn, I feel for you buddy! Hope you get another long walk in the park real soon!

  3. What a busy day - with good bits and bad bits.

    Let's concentrate on the good ones. That Pumpkin looks yummy and the walk in the woods must have been really nice.

    I'm glad that you got some good vet advice. Who'd have thought a bed could make skin problems worse?

    I'm sure your mum will find the perfect new sleeping place for you really soon.

    Thanks for entering my book giveaway.

    Love and licks, Winnie

  4. I only just noticed your HARRODS dish!! How posh!!! I am impressed.

  5. poor baby..hope you feel better. My Lily has the skin itchies too. Thank goodness we have no Costco bed
    Benny & Lily

  6. Who knew it was the cedar chips! We hope your itches go away soon!
    We can't wait to see your new bed, Finn!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  7. Hi there!!
    Wow - a bath efur week!!! You lucky dawg. I lubs bafs, and exspecially getting dried.
    And I knows what you mean about blankies. It takes me aaaages to get mine right. Unless the hu-mans get fed up wif me, and fix them for me. LOL!
    Hope you hafe some more walks in the forest & some more great days soon.

    Tail wags

  8. Finn pal sorry bout your itchies. I get them too. Grasses, flea saliva, plant sap, etc. No costco bed so that's good. Sure hope your Mom finds you the pawfect one real soon! :) Mom has had me taking an herbal supplement ...Skin-Eze for several months now. No major skin itchies since then. Yay! You can check it out if you like at Allergicpet(dog)com :) I also read lately (I think it was on the Road Dogs blog) that they've had some good results with some Neem oil products. Might be something else to check out too :)

    Waggin at ya,