In reply to requests for more info ...
The medicine we use is prednislerone, that spelling is not correct but very nearly, its a human pill and we get it from the local chemist , comes in various strengths, the dosage is about 2mg per kilo of weight of your dog, it works like magic, .
The trouble is we cannot leave the dogs in the garden for long at a time at this time of the year as we have pine trees near the garden fence and the caterpillars travel quiet a distance, and if you leave it too long before treatment the dog would die.
Yes we went to our neighbours to eat, it went well except I couldnt join in the talking much, as there were ten people and so much noise, the voices all just blended and made it harder to understand, but we had a great night, loads of lovely food and great company.
The weather is fantastic, the last few days has been glorious, mid to high 70s and set to stay that way ..