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Hi all

I thought I would provide a bit of an update on Nacho's allergy.

Took the advice and have gone to a different vet (same practice). First thing he said was 'oh they are definitely staph rings' - horrah finally a name!

Nacho is now on steroid cream (cone of shame is back in full force so he doesn't lick it off) and antibiotics. Fingers crossed everyone!

Vet still thinks it could be any kind of allergy or reoccuring infection that he hasn't fought off. It could even be something he picked up when he was in the vets having the golf ball removed last November and his own body attacks and causes a bacterial infection!! :eek:

Having every friend tell me it was ring worm I can now go back to them in a dignified way (they were driving me nuts as I knew it wasn't ring worm) and tell them that staph rings do indeed resemble ring worm. It also says staph rings can be contagious - fortunately this isn't the case with Nacho's particular case as he has had it for so long and come into contact with so many humans and animals who have not been affected.

Please send me and Nacho some good vibes for him to get better (my purse is very light these days :D xx
 

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Hi All

I feel like i'm missing out on so much cockapoo chat recently. Work has been mental (which is a good thing) but all a bit crazy.

Just to let you know, Nacho is on his last dose of antibiotics today and there isn't a staph ring in sight. I'm so happy and although I didn't think it made a difference to his personality he seems a lot more relaxed and has had non-existant itching.

Just hoping now that it doesn't return after the meds stops!
 

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Susie, you must be so relieved and now hopefully you have the right treatment. Hope Nacho's staph ring clears up quickly :hug:.

I do find it incredible how some vets can be so hit and miss!
 

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Glad to hear Nacho is doing so well. What a relief for you Susie, I am glad you got a second opinion. I bet your original vet now will have Staph rings on his radar. :) he had probably never seen it before and the other vet been around longer and seen it all??
Anyway I am happy you have a happy Nacho again.
 

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Glad to hear Nacho is doing so well. What a relief for you Susie, I am glad you got a second opinion. I bet your original vet now will have Staph rings on his radar. :) he had probably never seen it before and the other vet been around longer and seen it all??
Anyway I am happy you have a happy Nacho again.
Exactly right! The first vet I saw was a very young vet with a silly arrogant attitude. I booked my second opinion with the joint head of practice. I will continue to see him in the future!

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