Whenever I see my fiancé feeling a little bummed out, I ask him
"What's on your heart?"
I listen to his problems, because I feel like his problems are my problems too. He is my partner in life! I try to help him figure out solutions and to be positive even in down situations.
But tonight, I am asking myself the same,
"what is on your heart" question.
As you might know, my dog Mochi is my whole world. I mean I am not a crazy dog lady, but I can't imagine my life without him. I never knew how in love I could be with a simple dog. Okay, as I am typing this...it may come off as "crazy dog lady". But to make it simple, Mochi is a part of the family.
Well, my dog is sick and I don't know what is going on. Ever since we got Mochi he had a low immune system and fought quite a few battles already in his short life. The day we got him, he had kennel cough. He would cough like a human. It was heartbreaking to hear him coughing in the night. Of course we took him to the vet, but he was having a hard time beating it.
Then Mochi had giardia. This poor puppy battled for months with this. The doctor kept having to give him stronger and stronger medicines. It apparently is really hard to get rid of since even smelling the parasite puts it back in their system.
To top this off, Mochi then had roundworm...twice. Which is so gross. Brace yourself, an actual worm comes out in the poop. Of course it always happened when I walked Mochi. Blehhhh.
Mochi was in the clear for a long time, but now we have yet another issue. Mochi is itching himself bald. I can't stop him when I am at work, so he is spending his days biting and scratching his hair off.
He is really hamming it up to the camera, but the bald patch is growing at the bottom of his back. So I made an appointment for Mochi to see a specialist, a dog dermatologist to be exact. I guess these are exclusive doctors because I made this appointment in January and we don't get to go until February 13th! In the meantime I am trying to make him comfortable with spraying aloe on him a couple times of day.
I just can't understand what is happening. He has always been itchy, but now its just so much worse. I have switched his food so many times thinking he has a food allergy. I have given him more baths. He doesn't have fleas. I have wiped his paws every time we come back from outside.
I just really, really hope that this dermatologist will know what is going on. If you have any solutions about this problem, I am willing it hear any and all! Keep Mochi is your prayers that this isn't serious. I will know next Wednesday.