Since Maya had an upset stomach a while ago, we've went through a few weeks with no allergy problems (though we got some tooth problems instead). We thought it's because the of the food we fed her, so we started a food trial by feeding her THK Zeal only. Unfortunately, it didn't went as well as we wished. After taking Maya to a baseball field about two weeks ago, all hell broke loose. She started scratching again and it went from bad to worse in a short period of time. Though I didn't find any on her, I believe she got bitten by fleas while she buried her face in the tall grass sniffing around. Taking the meds seemed to help a little, but never really eliminated the itchiness. I guess we just have to wait patiently till all the flea saliva got flushed out.
The poor girl seems to know that scratching makes me unhappy. Sometimes she'll sneak to a corner to scratch or just rub her face on the carpet when I'm around. Sigh. I just wish she can have a break from all these health issues. Though none were life threatening, it sure is frustrating, especially when waking up in the middle of the night by the scratching sound. It also breaks my heart seeing her hurting her beautiful face like that.
|Scratching herself raw again around the mouth area|
|Got a black eye because of the excess scratching|