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Typhoon created a little excitement around Chez Herd yesterday, so much so that he earned a new nickname, Puff, and a trip to the vet.
Yes, that is one swollen nose with very puffy eyes. Mid-morning, Hu-Dad noticed that Typhoon usually skinny and pointy beak was ballooning, so he earned an unscheduled trip to the vet. A swelling nose is a sign of an allergic reaction and we treated those symptoms. As of this writing yesterday evening, Typhoon’s nose was getting close to a normal size. Fortunately, he never had any breathing difficulties, just a most unusual looking face. And, we have not identified – yet – whatever caused the allergic reaction.
We also noted that Typhoon has dropped 1.5 pounds thanks to his extremely picky eating habits. We have decided to do an ultrasound scan Thursday morning to see if we can identify any physical reason for his lack of appetite. The usual outward signs including full blood panels do not highlight any issue, but we continue to try and solve the ever challenging diet habits.
For those new readers, Typhoon has turned down every imaginable food at some point, including such delicacies as steak, hamburger, chicken, pork, turkey, rabbit, salmon, etc., etc. And the old tough love approach of just leaving the food down for a short period of time and then taking it up only causes his weight to plummet. And so we continue to try to solve the mystery of the Typhoon Tastebuds.
Oh, and would someone please make Hu-Dad stop singing made up lyrics to Puff The Magic Typhoon? The Little Prince is not amused.
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