Sunday, February 26, 2012

A Rather Embarrassing Post and Eggs

Hi all! Okay, I have an ongoing issue I must tell you about: I have sensitive skin. Not like only hash stuff bothers me, I mean almost EVERYTHING bothers my skin. Dog soaps, certain foods, floor cleaners, flea treatments, even some kinds of grass! Homemade food has helped a ton with these issues, but I still have a lot. The issues I have require the following:
I can't eat anything with corn or soy, even a little bit of soybean oil in treats gives me hives. So no getting treats from the nice people at Petsmart or from the vet's.
Mom uses Pine Sol to clean the floors and it has to be very little Pine Sol to a ton of water, and she has to dry the floors before I go on them.
I only get flea drops when it's absolutely necessary, sadly in Florida that's most of the spring, summer and fall.
I can only use puppy soap or extra gentle oatmeal dog soap.
My bowls are stainless steal and not plastic.
I prefer leather collars.
I have to get baths about once a week to keep the dirt and grass off my skin, and wiped off with all natural puppy wipes every night.
It's no fun at all!
Now, what I'm about to tell you is quite embarrassing. A couple days ago we took a rainy, muddy walk and all three of us Doxies were covered in mud and needed a bath. We only had one kind of dog soap on hand, something from Pet Head, so after debating whether or not to use it on me Mom decided to use a little bit of it watered down. Well yesterday I was lounging on Mom's lap when she noticed... a zit!!!! I get these sometimes with certain shampoos but they're usually around my face. This one was on my ehem lady parts!!!!!!! OMD, I am so humiliated!
Do any of you have skin problems? How do your peeps help you with them?
Here are some pictures of the yummy eggs from our chickens that I introduced you to on Saturday.
Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola
Pee.S Dublin is going to his new home today!
This picture has nothing to do with this post, but I can't have you forgetting the beauty that is ME!






26 comments:

  1. Hey Nola!
    Wow, I'm sorry to hear about your skin itchies! My Mom used to have a dog with skin problems too. Did you ever ask your dogtor about a thyroid treatment? Some say that can sometimes help out. Love those pretty eggs...especially the greenish ones! Neat.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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  2. First, Indiana is having plenty of skin issues while he is still getting over his mites. He's still got some bald spots and is sometimes itchy! I'm sure no one will notice that zit :)

    Those eggs are beautiful!! Is one of them really that light mint green color?

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  3. Sorry to hear about the skin problems. I love the way the eggs all look like they are different shades of white to tan. Do they come from different colored hens?

    Cindy

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  4. Yummers, those eggs look perfect and we bet they are much tastier than store bought ones. Sorry about the itchies, but we can tell your Mom is doing everything she can to help you.

    Woos- Phantom. Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  5. Hi Nola!
    Wesa had no idea that green eggs were even possible outside of doctor Seuss book'ums. Toby has to have an antigen shot given at home by the mama's once a month since like you he is literally allergic to everything including himself...BOL!! It is made by a California company and called VARL. You can ask your vet about it...it is a bit pricey...but worth every penny.
    Much Luvums,
    The Slimmer Puggums
    George, Gracie, Toby, and Mimi
    Lily to be going to a foster home soon :(

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  6. Sorry to hear you are itchy....I hope you get better very soon! Yummy eggs! I love eggs!

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  7. OMD! That is embarrassing! Our late basset Barney had all kinds of skin and food allergies too! It was a hit and miss with trying different products. What we found worked the best for his baths was a mild oatmeal soap and then a rinse of vinegar water after. Vinegar helps with the itch! Your chickens lay such pretty eggs!!

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  8. I'm sorry to hear about your skin problems. Thank dog we don't have them. That must be real ruff on you. You are beautiful. I'm sure even with a pimple or 2. I hope you feel better soon. Btw... the eggs look so pretty.

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  9. Oh, you poor sweet girl! Meadow has very sensative skin, and one of our other sable doxie friends - Sadie has sensative skin too. I wonder if it's more common in sables?!

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  10. White vinegar is a great cleaning agent for floors - non-toxic and probably wouldn't bother your allergies.

    Those are some great eggs!

    Your pal, Pip

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  11. Very colourful eggs. We usually only get the brown ones here in Oz.

    Our friend Millie (a doxie) has allergies, too. It's a bummer.

    XXXOOODaisy, Bella & Roxy

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  12. Mommy washes our floors with vinegar and she has found it works better than pine sol sometimes the old fashioned methods work best.
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  13. Poor Nola, glad you're Mom takes such good care of you! Beautiful eggs!

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  14. I see you have TWO comments about Vinegar... BOTH are super duper suggestions. My mom uses the White Vinegar stuffs on our floors... just beclaws it does such a grrrreat job.

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  15. Wittle fat me had some skin problems as a pup but me outgrew dem and me is fine now.

    Ooooh! Rainbow Eggs! :o)

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  16. Our Nuka came to use with absolutely horrible skin (bleeding papillomas, flaking and inflammation) so we have learned a few rthings. Cleaning with vinegar is a great idea. Have your tried herbal flea collars (usually a nix of rosemary, oil of wintergreen, cedarwood in cloth collar)? Also paw and toe baths after coming in from hiking keep her from chewing at her feet (also we sometimes massage in some musher's balm).

    As to foods, we found out corn and chicken are the two foods with highest allergic possibilities for pups with sensitive skin. Vet recommended non allergenic meats: salmon, mackeral, bison, venision, rabbit, duck. We, too cook for our pups and have switched their main protein to mackeral which has oodles of skin benefits. All of the dogs skins and coats seem better for the change. Sorry if this is TOO much info, just excited to learn what we just recently discovered.

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  17. Hi Nola - I'm sorry to hear that you have such sensitive skin and problems with it. We schnauzers (being low shedding doggies) have funny skin things called "schnauzer bumps" which are like zits too. They can be hardly noticeable or they can infect into a full-blown hot-spot. I've had a couple on my neck and on the tips of my ears.....

    We are amazed at your eggs - it's like you've coloured them in pastels!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie

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  18. Lets not even discuss allergies...our Ms. Lily has plenty
    Benny & Lily

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  19. Oh, Nola. Flo's skin is not happy skin at the moment either... I know what you mean about zits, she's got them all over her chest this morning. I'm going to see how she is this afternoon and perhaps will have to make an another follow-up v-e-t appt for her. Does your vet give you any cream or medication to help? We've changed Flo's diet to see if that helps, but it's only been a week so far and so she's still getting some dog biscuits. Have you found any food things in particular that works well for you? Flo also gets a shampoo with medicated shampoo when we come back from grassy areas when she's been jumping in and out of the creek (to help stop the zits getting more infected). She gets oatmeal shampoo when we come back from the beach... it seems never ending. The v-e-t told us last week that it's almost impossible to find out what's causing the allergy in this climate at this time of the year. :(

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  20. Nola, I have a sad for you. When mom and dod first got me I too was allergic to all the foods that they gave me and I was skin and bones. They finally fund a natural Bison and Yam food that my tummy tolerated. I was allergic to all the filler junk too plus Poultry! But I am healthy now.

    Goo luck with you skin

    Sending doggy prays,
    - Hildy

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  21. Our K is allergic to pond water... She gets itchy all over, and needs a bath with a nice mild soap to help her feel better (our vet says to use Palmolive dish soap and it works). Benedryl helps too.

    She's fine with swimming in water from high altitude lakes (like 8000-12,000') ... but she cannot handle the lower altitude (like 5000' elevation) ponds. You can see that "low altitude" has a different meaning in colorado than in the rest of the country :)

    I hope that you feel better soon Nola!

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  22. Sorry to hear about your itchies. I dont have any problems like that. Nice eggs BTW!!

    wags
    jazzi and addy

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  23. That first pic of you is beautiful. and your eggs are AMAZING! mommy didnt know eggs came in all those colors! we only have brown and white where we live. Mommy said that seeing your eggs made her forget about her poultry allergy and want to try them!

    My sisters and i had SUPER flaky skin and Godiva would always have acne on her tummy and chin. but that's from the mold in out old apartment that she was reacting to. since we moved a week ago, we haven't been sneezing, no more flaky skin, and mommy hasn't had an asthma attack...

    My mommy uses Doggy Mitchell on us. its for puppies and kittens. its the only shampoo that mommy could use on me when she first brought me home when i was only one week old.

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  24. oh nola sorry to hear about all your alergys. my deefa use to be alergic to stuff too. i blame the dog food i gave him when he was a puppy (evil bakers complete) they make it so colourful so people will buy it but cos deefa was my first dog i had no idea. when he reached 10 months old he got really sick and i started doing research and suddenly realised. he got so much better after that but he had certain things that set him off from then on. pasta, sea water, beef, lamb, dairy, i ended up finding that pantene or tresemme shampoo and conditioner were the best for his skin tho, who knew eh :) so far with stormy he has been very lucky and he hasnt had any trouble at all, touch wood xxxxxxxxx

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  25. OMD, the horror!! I just went to Florida last week and the grass has reeked havoc on me! I am still iching and broke out all over!! I hope that your skin is on the mend very soon!

    ~Higgins

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  26. I'm so sorry to hear about your itchy skin. That's no fun. :( By the way, those eggs are so colorful!! I had no idea chickens could lay blue eggs!!

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