Kim, these look better than the petco stuff. You may want to try a fish
based protein like the salmon, versus a meat protein. When my dog was a
puppy, she couldn't tolerate "chicken" based formulas for some reason, her
stool wouldn't harden and were real "puppy poops". I couldn't take her for
a walk due to the mess she made, which I couldn't pick up. We took her off
chicken protein and put her on a salmon protein and her poops firmed up
within a couple of days. But whatever you do, you may want to start by
mixing your new food in with your current food to make the transition. Do
you have a picture of your cutie posted?
For those who don't remember me, my name is Kim and my husband Tony
and I have an almost 8mth old cockapoo named Pepper. His pictures
are in the gallery. When we bought Pepper, we were naive and
gullible and believed him to be a cocker spaniel. We didn't care
that he wasn't registered. He wasn't going to be bred or be a show
dog. We just wanted a companion for my disabled husband. Someone to
keep his spirits up.
Right away there were problems. First, Pepper got very sick when he
had his puppy shots. They told us that he was sensetive to them and
had to split them up and take benedryl before, during and after each
shot. Then, the kept getting sick. Every little thing caused him to
run fever and vomit. We were at the vets office every week at least
once. The first time we got him groomed, he came home with a
horrible rash. That freaked us out. He had to have shots to get rid
of it. Soon he had his first ear infection. That took ear drops.
It was just one thing after another.
The second time we had him groomed, he developed a rash all over-
anywhere the clippers touched. We had to give him antibiotics and
steroid shots to get rid of it and we never could quite get it.
Finally, it got so bad that our doctor referred us to a
By now, the doctor told us that we couldn't get him groomed. In
fact, no groomer would touch him, so I had to take the grooming over
myself. It was during that time that we realized that something was
wrong...our Pepper wasn't a cockerspaniel, he was a cockapoo. Now, I
could have dealt with him being a cockapoo in the beginning. He was
a sweet baby, and so loveable. But to blatenly lie to us, that was
just wrong. Still, we would have bought him anyway. He is our sweet
Pepper, our baby. Who couldn't love him? Not a soul.
We couldn't afford the dermatologist, so I had taken over his
grooming, making sure he was clean, brushed, and that all his sores
were treated with antibiotic ointment. Well, it didn't matter
because it all got out of control. His back is fully broke out, his
nose is in badddd shape, covered in sores. His neck has raw spots on
it, and his ears hurt him. So we took him back to the vet today to
ask for some help.
He has a staff infection all over his back, he has demadex mange on
his neck and nose, and a double ear infection. The doctor said that
he has no immune system. I am just heartbroken, and so angry at the
woman who bred so irresponsibly and then lied about it. I have no
way of finding her. I have tried. My poor baby suffers daily
because of this evil woman. I wish they would make people apply for
liscenses in order to breed. Does anyone else have a sick cockapoo
that they could give me tips on how to make his life better. He is
still just a baby.
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different
Albert Einstein, (attributed)
US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)