Well, as expected, Ollie does not have ringworm.
After some ‘moral blackmail’ from the Vet, I paid over £30 to have him tested, even though I was 100% convinced he didn’t have that.
28 days later, she rings me to confirm what I already knew. ‘Ker-ching!’
However, his fur is not growing back as quickly as I had hoped. His ‘crop-circles’ are still evident, though minus the sores he had before.
The Vet suggested it might be his age. He will be eight in February, quite old for his breed. She suggested I wait for another eight weeks, and if the regrowth is no better, bring him back.
I always care for Ollie, as you know. But I am reluctant to line the Vet’s pockets to be told it will get better in time.
So for those of you that worry about him, and I know there are many, he is doing fine. He eats his dinner, doesn’t scratch any more, and is happy to play with any dog he encounters over on his long walks.
And now I have the ‘all-clear’, he can go to the groomer in December, and have a nice wash and brush up, ready for Christmas.
Thanks to everyone who cares about Ollie, and asks after him.
He sends a curly tail wag to you all.