Friday, January 23, 2015
The Bumps are Back
Or rather, the bumps WERE back. I started writing this post in early December, when Captain broke out in a ton of those little skin bumps, but then I never got around to finishing or posting this. I had big plans to do a detailed search, track downs and provide tons of information on skin bumps and allergies in dogs in general and in Vizslas in particular.... and then suddenly, after only a few days, the bumps just went away on their own. And also, let's be honest- I just didn't have the time to do the research and write-up. But, I'm finally getting around to posting something, and figured I'd do a quick update, even if it's not the comprehensive resource I was planning to post. (FYI, you can see my previous posts on Vizsla allergies here: types of bumps and our first experience with allergies - in both posts, readers have left comments that may be useful to others experiencing these issues).
Anyway, as I mentioned, surprisingly the bumps went away very quickly, all on their own this time. In the past, it's taken at least a month for them to disappear, and usual after some careful elimination of certain foods. I have no idea what caused the reaction this time, but I'm happy the bumps went away so quickly. I did stop allowing Captain to eat allllll of Nugget 2's leftovers, and am trying to be more careful about what he does get of hers.
I'm sorry to say I don't have real expert advice here on the broader topic; allergies & skin reactions seem to be fairly common in Vizslas. But, it is an issue we've had come up a few times, so I'm just updating. I'll add more info here if I ever have time, or feel free (as always!) to leave a comment.....