This is Sully, a 3-year-old pit bull mix. Recently, Sully started acting uncomfortable–scratching his skin a lot and some sore spots were breaking out on his body. His dad tried to change some environmental things at home to help Sully feel better, but he was getting worse.
"Sully is my best friend and gives me a reason to keep going. He's like an emotional support friend," says Sully’s dad.
Concerned about his pet's wellbeing, Sully's dad applied for financial assistance from Fur Kids Foundation to help cover the veterinary bills. During the consultation, the veterinarian discovered that Sully had allergies and a few infections from his sores.
Sully's condition is a common one in dogs of all breeds and backgrounds. Dogs with skin allergies often exhibit signs like itching, hair loss, red skin, excessive licking, face rubbing, biting the skin, hives, or ear infections. Unfortunately, repeated scratching can cause the skin to become inflamed, irritated, and vulnerable to other infections.
Luckily, Sully's vet provided medication to help alleviate his symptoms. Sully is expected to make a full recovery soon, and his dad will take additional steps to help him feel even better at home.
If you suspect that your dog may be suffering from allergies, seek help from your veterinarian. You can also learn more about allergies in dogs by reading this informative article from VCA Animal Hospitals.
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