Silky is a 6-year-old Leonberger, Poodle, and Shepherd mix that loves nothing more than to lay on the bed and take a hearty snooze. She loves to pal around with her sister, Mystic, but once things get riled up, its back over to her cozy place and off to dreamland.
“She doesn’t like to play ball. She doesn’t like to play with toys. She doesn’t like to do any dog things,” says her mommy, Julie, a member of the PetPlus community. “Silky is 100% lay-on-the-bed and don’t-bother-me most of the day.”
Adopted at 11-months-old from a rescue, Silky was very sick from the start. Her intestines were twisted and infected, requiring immediate surgery. During that time it was discovered that Silky also suffered from a slew of allergies.
Silky’s sensitivities ranged from multiple food allergies, grass, fleas, and mosquitoes allergies.
“Her eyes would swell shut. Her ears would be completely infected. She would ooze pus out of her skin. So we knew that her laying in the grass was never good.”
After undergoing years of treatment, Silky’s condition is finally under control. To manage her condition, it is imperative that Silky be kept on a very specific, hypoallergenic diet that Julie has specially made at a dog food deli. Also, she cannot stay outside for extended periods of time.
How PetPlus Helped
It took a while to figure out exactly what was going on with Silky, and during the arduous diagnosis period, PetPlus helped her out with her medication. Whether it was the immunosuppressive drugs, the cortisone, or even helping out with her vet visits (of which there are plenty), PetPlus saved Julie over $X dollars. “I appreciate the PetPlus program 100%.”
If you suspect that your dog may be suffering from allergies, this is Julie’s advice - “Don’t take too much time thinking about it. Don’t wait. Take your dog to the vet right away.”