Gus’ itchy bumps came back. I had finished the steroids I was giving him, and only a couple of days later he had red spots again. I wish I knew what was causing it.
I took Gus to the vet again. The doctor said there were a few options to find out what is causing the allergic reaction. A skin biopsy would probably produce inconclusive results. An appointment with an animal dermatologist on Oahu would be expensive. He said the best next step would probably be giving Gus some special food that is less allergenic.
I’ll give him some steroids again to get the bumps under control, and switch him over to the new food in the meantime. His first introduction to the new food was not very enthusiastic. Even I think it smells kind of funny.