Friday, July 21, 2017

Wait That's Not Me

That Is Not Me!
No that is my friend Nessa Noodle Dog.
Nessa lives in Nevada where they say "What Happens in Vegas Stays In Vegas".
Well Nessa and her Mom were reading a book All Things Bright and Beautiful by
James Herriot a vet in Yorkshire, England.  They e-mailed me to tell me the book said the cows all got white spots around their eyes and took copper supplements that made the spots go away. Her Mom said maybe I need to see a cow doctor?

I am taking my supplements now which have copper but we think it is going to take awhile for them to work.

But finally we heard of something that kind of relates to my polka dots.

Nessa is soaking in a tub because she has itchies.

You know of a good cow doctor?
Lee has been busy baking and decorating a wedding cake for a friend. 
Her first husband died after many years and they had ran off to get married so she never had a wedding cake. 
This weekend she will have her cake for her second wedding.
Lee said to say don't take cake decorating classes because it can end up with you doing this for friends.
Lee was doing more work on Ancestry last week and came across this picture in a box of old photos.  That wood wagon was pulled by the farm dog Presto and then Timmy.  The wagon was her fathers when he was a kid,   Jimmy was like her favorite cousin but over the years they lost touch.
I, Sweet William The Scot, had my birthday at the beginning of July now
tomorrow is Lee's birthday and also Tobi's birthday on Downunder Daisy
So remember to drop by an wish her a Happy Birthday.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot

Monday, July 10, 2017

Well Crap On A Cracker

So far Lee has spent over $900 trying to figure out just what is causing my white perfectly round dime size dots.  Well we still don't know!!
Our vet said the biopsy report was far from conclusive. "That they left the barn door not only open but the back of the barn was gone". They failed to address why my skin has lost it pigment.  They said it was probably Alopecia Areata.  But the kicker is I have one spot on the pad of my foot where dogs have no fur cells.  I have fur just very fine white fur not like Scottie fur.

Lee talked to a Veterinary Nutritionists.
Veterinary nutritionists must first be accepted into an accredited veterinary college to complete their Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.
After completing their DVM and becoming a licensed practitioner, a vet is able to begin the path to board certification in the specialty field of nutrition.
In order to be eligible to take the board certification exam in the specialty of nutrition, a veterinarian must fulfill all prerequisites. The candidate must have completed at least 3 years of training under the supervision of a board certified nutrition diplomate and submit three detailed case study reports for evaluation.
The 3 years of training must consist of at least 1 year of internship or clinical experience and 2 more years of residency (consisting of a combination of teaching, research, and clinical practice of veterinary nutrition).
After passing the comprehensive board certification exam administered by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN), a veterinarian will be granted diplomate status in the specialty of nutrition. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association there were 71 ACVN diplomates in the 2014 veterinary specialty census.
Oh and they don't recommend the rotisserie chicken that we have found so many bloggers fond of.  They are filled with food additives substances added to food to preserve flavor or enhance its taste, appearance etc.

The Veterinary Nutritionists says for some dogs not enough copper and Vitamin D are in our foods. 
Vitamin D comes from the sun but with a long haired dark black fur dog they get very little sunlight to the skin.  Since it is only fat soluble to much is dangerous. Copper is just something most of the industry does not think about as it comes from nuts, seeds, lentils, oysters.  These things help our skin pigment.
Importance of Copper. While too much copper is dangerous, your body needs this mineral to function. It aids in the production of myelin, collagen and melanin. Which I am not producing now.
So Lee is getting me a compounded pill just for my weight that has those two things.

So for now the best they can give us is that I have a shortage of these things and my immune system is attacking itself.

Lee is not putting me on Corticosteroids or Topical  Immunotherapy for now which has been a suggestion.

In our travels around we have seen some lovely window boxes.
Lee said you might enjoy seeing them instead of me.

I think Lee is very depressed.

Thanks for being a friend

Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot