SMGriffin (smgriffin) wrote in boston_buddies,
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Well, I've had a helluva couple days and it's been even worse for the dogs.

Three days ago, Bebo started running at both ends, throwing up 10 times in two days all because of a bone he stole. A 500$ vet visit later -fecal test, two x-rays, two perscriptions, the appointment, a shot, and a claw trimming - and Bebo was cleared for home. I was told to keep him on a bland diet of Rice with the possibility of boiled chicken or drained hamburger. So, because Darcy refuses to eat anything but what Bebo does, she was put on the diet, too.

Guess what?

Darcy's allergic to rice.

So, today she's all swollen up with red itchy splotches all over and entirely miserable, but I don't have the funds to take her to the vet because I just paid for this semester's college tuition and my father just paid for his, and we barely scrapped up enough to haul Beeb's in. I've given her a dose of benadryl - against vet's recommendation, but I did it before I called and plenty of vets suggest it anyway. It's made things a little less awful for her, so they can shove it. - and wrap her in a damp cool towel when she'll let me. I've removed her collar to decrease irritation, but besides that, I'm at a loss.

Does anyone here have anything else that might help ease her symptoms? Is there a lotion or something I can rub into her skin to help alleviate the itchy? She's not allergic to anything else that we know of and the vet refuses to give us any further help without seeing her.

I have my camera charging, I'll post pictures of the reaction in just a bit.

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