scratch and sniffPosted: April 26, 2012
The ‘furry one‘ is very allergic! We think he is allergic to lots of stuff but we know he is horribly allergic to dust mites, house mites and storage mites all of which live along side us humans (mostly without being noticed).
He is a pink skinned dog with white hair that means he is more prone to this than perhaps other colours and he lives inside with us which is really the worst bit and the main reason. If he was living out in the cold without heating and bedding and carpets and duvets, he would probably be fine.
Unfortunately he’s not fine and it means he will be on some kind of medication for it for life.
He gets pink sore patches and he itches and scratches a lot. It is awful to see when it is particularly bad.
We are trying immunotherapy at the moment but are starting the think that this is not quite for us and will change to something much more holistic.
My last post about Max listed all the reasons that we had him castrated, but one that we didn’t mention was how irresponsible it would be to breed from him because of this.
Regardless of him being adorably funny and friendly, this horrible physical allergy would very likely to be passed on just as much as his lovely personality traits would. It wouldn’t be fair and it wouldn’t be responsible.
It doesn’t matter that I think he is brilliant and should be the dad of all small dogs!