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Shelby joined us at mom's for Thanksgiving. My Uncle, Aunt, and Cousin were also there, and they gave Shelby lots of love an attention. Shelby took advantage by sitting on their laps, and alternating between trying to take a nap, or snag some food. I'm not sure what's going on here. Either everyone loves Shelby, or everyone is trying to "heal" her allergies through the laying of hands.

The Thanksgiving laying of hands upon the pug

Did it work Shelby? Can you have turkey now?

Of course this is a far cry from where we were last week. This is photo evidence of an event rarer than a sasquatch sighting. Shelby left her breakfast. I guess this Venison kibble isn't quite as tasty, eh pug?


This has only happened once before when overnight, she decided that Iams sucked.

November 24, 2006 | Permalink


Oh yes, Shelby turning her pug nose at Iams was a classic to remember.

I don't see any welts on your cheeks little pug. A good sign?

I hope her sick tummy didn't prevent her from begging at the table.


Posted by: Randon | Nov 24, 2006 8:39:49 PM

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Posted by: Randon | Nov 24, 2006 8:40:53 PM

we've got a pug and a boston terrier (the BT was recently adopted), and they're now both on special foods. The boston had the same problem with food allergies, welts, diarrhea, throwing up...no fun. But the vet prescribed IVD Duck and Potato kibble. He's doing so great now, and we put both the dogs on the same. Our pug actually has less gas now!

good luck with shelby!

Posted by: coral | Nov 24, 2006 11:58:27 PM

Glad to see you getting so much love Shelby. I hope you enjoyed your holiday. By the way, I noticed a pimple looking bump on Rocco's face this past week. I wonder if this is seasonal allergies or the Iams? He's not acting sick or anything and his energy level is at it's maximum. If you don't mind me asking, what are you substituting the Iams with?

Posted by: Cris | Nov 25, 2006 11:08:17 AM

We gave up on the Iams about 2 years ago. Shelby didn't like the taste, and stopped eating it. The vet prescribed Royal Canine Venison and Potato kibble, and 20mg of Benedryl a day. Sometimes Shelby will get a pimple, but it goes away over time. We think that this is allergies because the welts she gets on her face appear suddenly, and then go away after an hour or so.

Posted by: Winnie | Nov 25, 2006 4:15:13 PM

At least you can be thankful for a good Thanksgiving without incident.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by: Priscilla | Nov 26, 2006 7:12:33 AM

oh my. that will be the day, when moxie leaves food somewhere. the other night we gave her a bone that, i admit, i let get a bit stale so it will actually last and she won't destroy it, and it lasted so long that you could tell she was tired and wanted to go to bed, but she wouldn't leave the bone until it was gone.

she'll eat anything. the cat food has to be elsewhere because she will eat every last bit. and she'll clean up mr. petey's senior diet food too, she doesn't care. if ever we go to someone's house who has an animal, she'll find their bowl and it eat all unless i get there first.

i hope shelby continues to feel better and you finally find something that works for both her allergies and her pallette!

Posted by: stephanie | Nov 27, 2006 1:55:05 PM

Hi there-- one more pug allergy story for you. Our 2-1/2 year old pug, Barkley, developed allergies this past May. No vomiting, but he lost all of the pigment (pug-ment?)around his lips.
He has always been a Wellness Chicken dog, so we took him to the doggie dermatologist.
He prescribed a KANGAROO and sweet potato diet, which Barkley was less than thrilled with.
In addition, after an allergy screening, it seems Barkley is allergic to all sorts of grasses and back-yard vegitation. After six months--and bi-weekly allergy shots--the pigment is slowly coming back, but we're very disappointed that the Wellness Chicken can't be on his menu any more. I've read that they recently changed their manufacturing process. I wonder if that's brought on this sudden series of pug reactions. Sigh.
Our best to Shelby!

Posted by: Jen | Nov 28, 2006 4:58:06 AM

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