Xena’s Woes

It’s been kind of a rough few weeks. First, in wondering if the allergy sea rum injections were really helping me, Mommy contacted the allergist’s office. Let me tell you about them. They had an office here in town that they visited once every two weeks, which was quite enough. Then the vet who owned the office and used it the rest of the time decided the space needed remodeling, so the allergist couldn’t work there any more. Then the pandemic hit and, well, let’s not go into that. So Mom would have to drive a couple of hours north or west to get me to see the allergy dogtor. She said that was ok, but wanted to talk to the dogtor first. A few months ago she got into an e-mail war with someone who was supposed to be the dogtor, but Mommy believes it was an office worker who posed as the dogtor, ’cause no professional would have been so inaccurate, repetitive, and smart-alecky as this person was in their responses. This time she decided to call and keep calling until someone answered or returned her messages, but even a bull dog has their limit of how many times they can call and leave a message with no response. She finally used their website to send a message saying she wanted to talk with my dogtor about how I was doing, as I still itch – especially in the high allergy season – and if she should stop the shots and try something else. Actually, I didn’t mind the shots. I always got two big, high value treats – one before and one after the shot. Mom finally got a reply in the form of a text. They “fired” us! They said they couldn’t help me anymore and there were several dermatologists in our area! Seriously? Can a dogtor actually fire his patient?

I got fired.

Mommy’s pretty sure the dogtor never actually saw her message, and it was the evil staff person again. But what can you do when you can’t get past the rottweiller at the gate? I guess you just turn around and go somewhere else.

In the meantime, I’ve chewed the top of my front leg raw. Now I have to wear a shirt with sleeves that Mommy made me. I still try to get under there to lick the yummy coconut oil she puts on it!

I hate wearing clothes.

If that isn’t enough, I’ve started hopping on my back right leg when we go for walks. Trot trot trot hop, trot trot trot hop. I get a pretty good rhythm going with it. So I haven’t been allowed to go on walkies with Mommy and Lucy lately. When they get ready to go, I get my treat puzzle, like I’m supposed to ignore I’m getting left behind just because there are yummy dried beef heart pieces in the…wait, don’t you want to go for a walk, Lucy? Mommy’s been looking for a doggie chiropractor but the two who helped Angel Freda and Angel Lexi have retired. I hate to admit it, but resting my leg really has helped.

But wait! There’s more! Last time I was at Dr. Karen’s for my DNA HW test, she said I had yeast around my girl parts, so Mommy took care of it with coconut oil and some essential oils. Now Mommy thinks I might be a yeastie beastie, and that might be why I’m still itchy. She has stopped feeding me my probiotic sauerkraut at night and kefir for lunch. Grrr. She said fermented stuff feeds the yeast. She’s also washing me in a natural tea tree and peppermint essential oil shampoo from 4Legger.

Shania: Hi Miss Xena. I’m allowed out when you’re in the tub ’cause I’m “safe” then. I came to visit you while you soak in your anti-yeasty shampoo.

We don’t know where yet, but there are rumors that there is a holistic vet downtown. I may be paying him (or her) a visit.

I am Xena Schnauzer Warrior Princess, aka Grruvah. (I answer to my new Hebrew name now!)

30 thoughts on “Xena’s Woes

  1. FIRED??!!! WTD??! Nows, that’s just RUDE! Butts, look at it this way ~ you didn’t want to stay there anyways…just think of the hassle of dealin’ with that rude office person EVERY time you or Lucy had to go to the vetties! no.thank.you.! I do hopes you gets to feelin’ betters real soon my furiend! I knows, cause my relentless skin infection is back, and I gots to take the antibiotics again, and some foam stuffs. it’s okay, I don’t mind. I hopes you can find a good vettie that can helps you with a long term plan, and gets that nasty yeast and allergies under control.
    Ruby ♥

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  2. Oh Xena…I feel your itch!! My problem is I am allergic to yeast…AND I am a yeasty boy! So we fight at every turn just to stay yeast free because if I even get a little yeast, it turns into itchies, cones, open sores and well, just not fun! I get feety baths with an anti-fungal after walkies, and full anti-fungal baths weekly.

    Hang in there, we sure hope your Mama finds someone to help you soon!

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  3. Bummer on the less than helpful and crabbish vet/assistant. Especially during a panDAMNic, you’d think vet offices would lighten up a bit. Norman, Elsa and I hope the holistic vet can help. We’ve heard stories about yeast infections being a real pain and hope you find relief soon. Stay strong little girl.

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  4. OMGoodness, X. Getting fired from the doctor, wearing a shirt, AND possibly having a yeast situation?? GAH! It’s definitely time for a new doctor or chiropractor or allergist. Your mom shoulda told that doctor he can’t fire you because YOU QUIT!!

    Love and licks and good luck, sweetie,

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  5. Oh my gosh. I am sorry you are having so many problems, during one of the worst weeks to get a vet visit. Forget that stupid doctor. I am sure you will find someone better who will he you. That is what Yelp reviews are for.

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  6. Lulu: “Poor Xena! We’re sorry that all the itchies keep bothering you!”
    Chaplin: “Dennis used to tell us how Trixie would get itchy because she got like yeasty stuff on her skin and so once a week she got a coal tar shampoo bath from Dada.”
    Charlee: “A bath ONCE A WEEK?! That sounds worse than itchies!”
    Lulu: “Spoken like someone who doesn’t have itchies, Charlee.”

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  7. Guud GREEF!! This iss pawfull mewss an so sad Xena an Miss Amy!
    An LadyMew said “OH YES, you can bee fired!”
    Do youss’ reememburr when ‘angel’ Unkell Siddhartha was ferst with LadyMew an a sirtain Vet Purrson deemanded AFTUR THE appointmint Unkell Siddhartha NEEDED a Diss-tempurr shot. LadyMew said Unkell all reddy had 2 shotss of other meddycin an shee not want to overload his system….an wee all know what happened!Sane deel as you are goin thru Xena…..there are sum REELLY messed up Hu’manss inn our werld.
    Did youss’ know Unkell Siddhartha an LadyMew got fired from 2 other Vetss’??? So her name iss “Mud” (funny name rite?) an wee have to go to a Vet out of town to bee seen….So even aftur Unkell Siddhartha bee-came an ‘angel’ NO ONE inn town wuud see mee! An mee bin here for 2+ yeerss now an LadyMew iss still called “Mud”… CATFISH!
    Mee sure hopess yore Yeest issue can bee sorted out soon an you will start feelin bettur. An try to not chew yoreself….”cause wee ❤ love ❤ so-o much an do not want you to bee inn diss-comfert!!!
    ❤ ❤ an POTP an ~~head rubss~~ BellaDharma~~ an gentell (((huggiess))) LadyMew too!

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    1. With your reminder, Mommy remembers all that vet trouble with poor Siddhartha. My usual vet is holistic, so she welcomes Mommy’s ideas, even doing DNA HW testing instead of giving me poison pills every month, and doing titer testing instead of giving me poison shots every year. We think you must be a Mama Bear about your fur babies, just like our Mommy is! XOX Xena PS hoping your Mama is doing better.

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      1. Mee-yow Xena LadyMew iss a cross ‘tween a Mumma Bear an Godzilla!!! When peepell come to patio uninn-vited shee will meow “STEP BACK!!” An shee has told many peepell to NOT stick their pawss inn mee Condo an if they due they get what they dee-serve!!!
        Shee can bee feerce!
        An shee was feerece with Unkell Siddhartha (fore all THE guud it did…) Shee meowed to mee “Nevurr again!!”
        Sumtimess our Hu’manss HAVE to speek up fore us 4 leggedss an they have to speek up LOUDLEE! 😉

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  8. Oh Xena itchies and sore legs are no fun. We hope you feel better soon. Grrr that the dr’s staff treated your mom so meanly.
    Belle, Bessie, Bea Pups, Linus and Lucy Kitties and My Margret

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  9. OmD! Or the time you have had. So sorry all this is going on and I’m wondering if all the Itchy on your legs is not allergies but yeast I hope that yeast soak helps. It’s good to see Shania. Someone was really smart to pick that name haha. Hugs and kisses to you and to Mama while she deals with the doctors. We don’t like our vet but we can’t find one any better. And this dreaded virus has ruined relationships with just about everybody

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  10. You sure got the rotten deal, Xena. Sheesh:(

    There are holistic supplements that peeps can use against yeast, can you take any of those…in a doggy sized dose?? I don’t remember the names but you can google for what works for Candida.

    I hope your troubles will heal up, so you can enjoy walks and all the fun things you like to do.

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    1. Thanks, friends. Mommy did get me some chewables of Gut Guard and Immune and Allergy Supplements that should help. I’ll ask her to ask Mr. Google about stuff just for yeast, too! XOX Xena


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