Stevie arrived at the shelter as a stray with itchy, inflamed skin and missing fur all over her body. During her time in the shelter, her skin healed quite a bit, and much of her fur grew back, though she’s still itchy and inflamed in some areas. Despite her discomfort, Stevie is a happy, wiggly and friendly dog full of joy.
On her way out of the shelter, Stevie saw a pile of dog toys and specially selected a stuffed corn on the cob, which she carried with her like a best friend. She was very excited to take her new best friend on her special car ride.
Due to her lingering skin issues, Stevie had an appointment with a dermatologist. She was started on a medicated shampoo and conditioner, ear flush and flea treatment. A full blood test was performed, as well as an allergy test – the results of which she’s still waiting on.
Foster & Adoption
Stevie was briefly fostered before officially being adopted on April 1, 2022! She has several new toys to play with, but she still likes to keep her corn cob nearby.
Stevie’s allergy test results came back, and she’s allergic to… well, a lot. There are two treatment plans available to Stevie: consistent injections that decrease over time, or medication every day for life. Her adopted family is considering the options and will make the best decision they see fit.
Stevie is looking much better, but her skin condition isn’t improving as quickly as her dermatologist would like. She’s developed diarrhea, and her dermatologist doesn’t feel that she’s made much progress on her medication. Another blood test was performed and her dermatologist will be changing her medication to suit her better if needed.