Back from the vet with Mason.
Vet took his temp. and it was a bit elevated (he did not mention what it was...that there told me right away that he had an infection). He then took a look at the area on his back where it has been bothering him...he noticed all the pus and "white-heads". He did a skin scrap and he says he has Superficial Pyoderma. He said it is the Staphylococcus intermedius bacteria type. He sent us home with antibiotics and some special shampoo.
The antibotics he prescribed are Cephalexin 500mg- 2 capsules 2x a day for 21 days. The shampoo is Chlorhexidine 4%....I am supposed to bathe him in it every 3 days or so for the next few weeks...until gone.
He mentioned that I should start seeing a difference in a couple days, once the antibiotics get in his system. He said that if it is allergy related, than it is most likely going to re-occur, but we won't know for sure until we treat this and then see if it comes back or not.
On a side note, he wasn't very supportive of Mason's RAW diet, which I completely expected from him.
He also asked what I was doing for his allergies, as he wants me to start allergy shots, but I told him that I was trying the holistic way first...he didn't seem suprised as I guess he gets that a lot from his patients, as that vets office is only around the corner.
For the next few meals, I will not be adding in Mason's herbs as he has become very picky with them lately and will not eat his food if the herbs are mixed in. I want him to get eating again on a regular basis before I add them again. He has no problems with this fish oil, vit. E, or vit. C pills.