Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Kona Update

Well, the good news is that he doesn't have anything terrible like mange. The bad news is, it's just hypersensitivity due to his allergies. He is no longer eating anything that is on his food allergy list, which means it has to be environmental. We'll keep giving him the zinc supplements too. Anydog know of any good herbal remidies for hypersensative skin allergies? We need a good supplement to help with this. Mom even bought some biotin supplements since it is suppose to help with skin and hair.

Mom did buy some new laundry soap this week that is hypoallergenic (Arm & Hammer has one) and started to wash all the doggie blankets, and blankets that cover the couches, and bedding to see if that might help a little too. They also have to start giving him baths in a special shampoo (Keratolux). He's gonna love that!

So, it looks like he will be back to the steroids. Only positive thing about that, is he might actually feel like eating again.

I'll keep you all updated as we go along with this. I sure wish it was a more specific diagnosis. Poor guy.

(glad it's not me)


Kapp pack said...

Sibe vibes for Kona that he starts feeling better soon!

WOo woo, KA

Lorenza said...

Hi, Holly!
Poor Kona! Sure I hope he gets better soon! Like you said good thing is that he is eating again.
Paws crossed for him!
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

We are sending healing thoughts for his poor skin!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Poor Kona... I hope he gets better

~ Girl girl

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Poor Kona -

Paws khrossed it all works and he gets furry again!


PeeEss: Was he chekhked for moose 'issues'? - maybe THAT'S the problem!

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

Hi Holly,
Poor Kona - hope he's feeling better soon in spite of the baths! Mommy's Cinny & also Shanna used to get "hot spots" on their skin where they actually lost their hair & undercoat in a sometimes large circle (but not ringworm) all over their body. It was an infection that the vet had to keep them on antibiotics for 10 days at a time.
-Cosmos & Juneau-

The Army of Four said...

I sure hope he gets some relief soon! Please tell him "woo" for me.

Kathryn and Ari said...

Sorry to hear about poor Kona! Hope they're able to even out his allergies soon. In the meantime, we're sending our very best wishes.

Thor said...

Poor Kona! We hope the new hypoallergenic stuff and supplements help him feel better soon!


Macie-Malechai said...

Poor Kona! We're sending healing vibes his way!!!! Wish we had some cures/remedies to offer, but our stupid lady always looks to you all for those things herself, so no help here. Just well wishes!!!!
Face Licks, M&M

PS, LOVE your Moose stuffie!

The Daily Echo said...

We sure do hope that Kona feels better real soon. We're still sending Sibe Vibes his way.

The Brat Pack said...

Aaaaw, we were hoping for a "real" answer to his troubles. :( Hopefully the other steps will help and he'll be feeling better soon.


Penny & Poppy said...

We're sending lots of healing Aire-zen for Kona! We hope he feels better very soon!

Poppy & Penny

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Sending Sibe Vibes to Kona. Poor guy. I just feel so bad for him. I hope the new laundry detergent will help some.

cyber-sibes said...

Poor guy, it's miserable to have skin itchies that bad. When I've gotten hot spots, Hu-mom washes the area with a few drops of tea tree oil in cold water, very soothing, & tee tree oil is a natural antibiotic. I don't even lick it all off. Humom used to use oatmeal powder & soap on her skin kid when he got allergies. that seemed to help too.

wooing healing sibe vibes,
Star & Jack a-roo

PS - turned out my repeated hot spots were because of the straw we were sleeping in, & it was getting damp underneath. dad fixed the leaky roof over our kennel, mom removed the straw, & I got better!

Bailey said...

Poor Kona. Hope he is feeling better soon.

Tucker said...

Is Kona grumpy with the itchies? When the Human Assistant feels itchy all over (it's a nerve thing) he gets SOOO grumpy!

And he says I'm crabby! Good luck to Kona!

Charlie - The Big Dog said...

Hi Holly,

Just dropped in to say "YOU ROCK!"

Luv C$

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We are totally behind on blogging, so please tell Kona that we are sorry we haven't wished him good health before! Is he doing better?

Steve and Kat