hi i have a 14 month old springer spaniel bitch called belle. belle has had ongoing health concerns, she is a anxious dog and i dont know wether this is due to an underlying health concern or her health problems are due to her anxiety at 4 months of age she developed an abcess in her jaw this was treated with 10 day course of antibitoics. at around this age she seemed to develop a fear of cars and refused to walk down the street, we started taking her in the car to different parks. at 6 months old she had kennel cough and impetigo which was treated with antibitoics. at 7 months old we lost our old dog, belle then came into her first season. she appeared a little more confident after this at 9 months old(jan2014) she started to sit whilst out on walks appearing very anxious, at night she paced the floor previously she had slept without problem. after 4 days we saw our vet belle had a high temperature? stomach bug, all glands enlarged. she was given antibitoic injection and painkiller, the next day she perked up then 24 hr later starting crying when jumping, she was then unable to move her neck, she would eat from my hand. we went to the emergency vet who gave her another painkilling injection. following this belles breathe was extremely smelly( like a horrific tonsillitis, i worked on childrens ent) the left side of her neck started to swell and she was a very poorly pup. i was up allnight with her for a week! she was on antibiotics for 3 weeks in total. she went in for biopsies and blood test 2 weeks into problem these were inconclusive. at 1 year we asked a behaviuorist to support us in belles fear of traffic, belle will now walk down quiet roads but i really dont think her fear has gone she merely keeps walking. at 13months(easter) the neck pain dramatically came back over the course of 12 hours she was unable to jump or climb stairs. we went back to our ver and belle was started imediately on antibiotocs. neck glands enlarged. no temperature. an mri scan eas ordered. one week later we travelled for her mri scan this showed enlarged tonsils. no foreign body or spine problems noted. the day after her mri scan i noticed a red mark in her left groin i rang the vets who stated they had not done anything to her groin, i took her back to our vets where he was unsure what the redness was like but felt it looked like the skin had been stuck on sometinh and dragged. antibitocs continued, 2 days later the mark had become an open wound much like a pressure sore only not on a bony part. belle returned to our vet where she was admitted for debridment and suturing of sore as it was not healing. a the same time belle had blood test for immune problems and parasites these were all normal.about in inch above this sore a dark scaly area developed with hair growing through it. after 2 weeks this must have got itchy belle started to lick it and this started to get wet, i place a cone on and it has taken @2 weeks to dry leaving a bald area about the size of a 5p. i have recently started belle on skullcap and valerian as i dont know what else to do. i feel she is running on 90%. after the firsr neck pain and 3 weeks of antibitocs she was a different dog and a very bouncy springer this lasted for about 3 weeks. i hope you can offer some help. i feel a fresh set of eyes might see something that is being missed.just an addition she has only 3 pads on her front two paws. This doesnt seem to affect her!
thankyou for your reply.
where do i get the vitamin c supplement that you have suggested, i have looked on the internet and cant seem to find any, the multivitamins dont seem to have the dose you suggest.
i am hoping belle will now have a run of good health!