When we moved to Arkansas my allergies went crazy and my new vet has been giving me shots, prednisone and anti-histamine tablets to try and control it. Mom was really worried about the prednisone as she has been on it for years for her arthritis and knows what terrible side affects it can have - like making one irritable, terribly hungry all the time and putting on weight. All of these have happened to me and when you add "IT" into the equation I have become what Mom calls "extremely food aggressive" - something I have NEVER been before. I snap at food as if I haven't had anything to eat in a month - which is how I feel!!!!!!
Mom has been been working with me on this and we use the "take it gently" command and usually this works - but this morning when Mom went to give me my charcoal cookie I snapped at it (even though she told me to take it gently) and I caught her fingernail and pulled it back. Poor Mom's finger bled and bled and I feel so BAD. I am so sorry Mom - I didn't mean to hurt you but I just can't control it. We are going back to the vets to see if there is something else they can give me for my allergies as I am still scratching like crazy even with this medication. Does anyone have any other suggestions - a natural remedy would be really good if you know of any? We don't have a holistic vet here - Mom already called around.
Mom also asked me to tell you about "Socks For Japan" - I am sure you all know what happened over there and for the people who lost EVERYTHING - even the simple gift of a pair of warm socks can make a huge difference. You can see the details here - Mom and I have already sent 6 pairs of socks.