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|Fri, 02-21-2014 - 8:03pm|
Miss Fiona has had little bumps all over her back for a few weeks now. We took her to the vet, and they diagnosed it as a skin allergy. I recently started feeding her chicken jerky as a treat (only ingridient in it being chicken.) She eats bison food, so the vet said that she may have a chicken allergy. When I came home, I realized that there's also chicken in her food. There goes the chicken theory...
They did a skin scraping test, and determined that the bumps are not due to mites. That was a relief. But now it turns out it's not the chicken either. I can't figure out what else she might be allergic to. I'd call the vet and let them know, but unfortunately I wrote e-mailed them right when I got home voicing my displeasure in their care. They did a fine job attempting to diagonose her (I wasn't upset about that), but they were very cold and made my sweet girl wear a muzzle!*
Does anyone have any insight on what else might be causing these bumps? Or, more specifically what she may be allergic to? She's eating a grain free food, so it's not grains. If you don't know, she's a Pitbull mix with very short and thin hair. Could the bumps just be caused by the grass? She likes to lay around in the grass a lot. The vet didn't mention that possibility, but I'll trust you guys if you've heard of it.
Thanks so much for any input!
*I was so annoyed about the muzzle thing. This is the third vet we've been to, because I didn't like the other two either. At the other two vets though, both which we visited numerous times, they never even mentioned a muzzle. If she barked at them, they'd just give her treats and wait a moment until she calmed down. These people made us wait in a tiny room for 15 minutes, and then three cold strangers walked in the room and she was obviously upset. She barked (very loudly. She's quite a loud barker), but didn't lunge at them or anything. Instead of offering her treats or waiting for her to calm down, they insisted right away that she wear a muzzle for the exam. I told them that she's never ever bitten anyone before, and she's generally not agressive. She just was leery of these new people in this new situation and needed a minute to get used to it. They did not understand her feelings at all, and it was quite off-putting.