Parker was saved over a year ago from Death Row Pasco County Animal Services- a great save for an truly incredible dog. Since we've known him, he has suffered from skin allergies. I have invested a lot of money at the vet treating his skin, only for the problems to reappear worse and worse.
He does not respond to commonly effective medications for canine allergies such as Apoquel and Cytopoint. He’s been through many rounds of antibiotics and steroids. I use a high level of management to prevent infections. I give him medicated baths one to three times weekly and twice daily applications of ketoseb spray. He cannot even play outside because as soon as he lays in the grass, his skin is instantaneously covered in bright red papules, which quickly turns to infection. He is always itchy - you often can’t even pet him without him starting to scratch. This is not an ideal lifestyle for an active, fun loving dog like him.
Would you please help Parker visit the dermatologist? Our initial appointment for diagnostics alone is estimated to cost $435. (see attached estimate) This does not include any medications or treatment. I have been told by my own vet that the treatment will cost around $600.
He needs to be seen ASAP. We saw our regular vet last week because his hair started falling out, and opted to get him started again on Prednisone. But today he has several open, weeping sores - something that he has never had before.
Parker means so much to me and everyone who knows him. We’ve invested a lot in him - including thousands of dollars worth of (free) training - and he has a lot to show for it! He is an incredibly happy dog who really makes an impression on everyone he meets.
We have everything for him short of the visit to the Dermatologist because of the cost. But with no potential adopters in sight, we absolutely have to get this taken care of for him. He deserves to live free of constant itching and skin infections.
Will you please help Parker? We will be so grateful. Any amount helps and is greatly appreciated.
For a donation over $25, you will receive you a hand written card with a photo of Parker mailed to you. (just be sure to include your address)
Thank you so much,
Animal Rescue Konsortium, Inc