Asher is mange free! Unfortunately, his skin is still not looking too hot, so he’s keeping his big steroid dose and starting a prescription allergy-free diet. It’s chicken based, but through the magic of science, they’ve made the proteins small enough that they won’t cause a reaction, even if chicken is what’s triggering him. Once his skin is healthy, we can look into some of the OTC limited-ingredient foods, but his skin is so sensitive right now, the vet really wants him on the prescription food. It will probably take 8-12 weeks before we see any results, but we’re really hopeful that a food allergy is what’s keeping him from healing up.
Other than a vet visit, we also took Asher to get a bath and get his nails trimmed. He had a pretty big day getting fussed over, eating fast food, and visiting a nearby pet store. He also made friends with the most fluffy dog I’ve ever seen. They spun around in circles and got their leashes all tangled up. It was adorable.