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So, day before yesterday's visit to the vet, yet again, gave me some rather disturbing possibilities as to why Lamba chose and called me to the Humane Society the days I was there.

One of the things that never 'fully' healed from his first volley of antibiotics was an irritation between his paws. I figured it was nothing but new-home jitters still, and didn't worry much about it, until he started chewing particular ones to the point they were seeping some blood, and hairless. He did the same thing on the underside of his tail, the backs of his thighs, and a couple of places on his front legs. This was definitely a cause for concern, so back to the vet we went. In an effort to track this down, the Dr. did a few tests, none of which I'm sure were pleasant. She put him back on antibiotics (the same ones as before, since they worked) and suggested I get wet wipes of some sort for between his paws, after the walks. Well, after a few walks with him already, his front paws have cleared up considerably, far too much for the antibiotics to be knocking things out yet.

It looks like my dog may well be allergic to grass, as a contact allergan. And his diet may well also be causing him some problems, such as a wheat or corn allergan. No, I'm not making this up, several folks at PetCo, as well as the vet tech and the vet herself all said it could well be these things. So, one way or another, he seems to have called me to be his caretaker because of my own allergy problems which are the same (except for the corn). How very not funny that really is. But at least now I can be relatively safe in making him homemade biscuits and treats with the general purpose flour I buy to myself anyway.

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