Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Winter Park, Florida
Dogs Name: Dax (AKC S.T.A.T.R Puppy) RIP Roxy (CGC, TD Inc.), Kyra, Tigger
Dogs Age: Dax, born 12-19-14
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So Roxy has started her program of getting allergy shots. We went to the Dermatology Vet office today and she got 51 pricks. She is allergic to all grasses except St. Augustine, some trees and weeds. The shots should begin to work in 3-4 months which is about the time that Roxy develops serious skin problems. I did not know that she was going to be put under in a Twilight sleep for this procedure. I questioned the vet about problems with dobies getting anesthesia The vet was aware of Dobies and assured me that this was not that type of drug she was using. They told me that for that many pricks it is best, they also said that she would be a little foggy when I picked her up. Well that never happened. I left and came back about 1 1/2 hours later. Yep, no foggy dog at all, she came bounding right up to me. So the vet made up this formula based on the results. Roxy gets injections every 3rd day from Vial #1 beginning with 0.1cc and ending on the 9th day with 0.8cc. Then begin the process over again the Vial #2. Wait one week and give injection once a week from Vial #3 beginning with 0.1cc, 0.2cc, 0.3cc and finally 0.35cc. I need to give the injections 2 hours before dinner meal time. Hopefully this will help her, time will tell when Spring arrives.
Last edited by dobegal; 01-03-2013 at 03:37 PM.