Having got the dogs here and then having had them treated for various things that might affect them in the UK and Italy, Poppie’s body finally said – enough.
It was the most innocuous treatment – essentially an English version of Frontline – that proved the last straw and saw her transform from a happy little dog to a very agitated, unhappy and unwell dog in the space of 2 hours.
For the last 5 days she has only wanted to sit on someone’s lap or hide herself among the pillows on the bed. The world has held no interest for her and she just wanted everyone to go away and let her be.
After 3 trips to vet and a total bill of £250, we were none the wiser but were armed with skin washes, antihistamines and antibiotics, all the things that might help.
But in the end it was time that did the trick. But it’s fair to say we will be looking for an alternative treatment for fleas and other crawlies for Poppie in the future.