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update on my poorly doggy

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by davehyde, Jun 15, 2010.


  1. davehyde

    davehyde Banned

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    took otis to his vets appointment today,he has a nasty hot spot right on his back.

    he had two jabs and i have some cream to go on twice a day, back on thursday.

    poor little thing was wincing as the vet was pulling his fur, loads of little tufts came out, must have really hurt.

    i need to bathe it in salt water, pull any loose hair away and dry him off and put the cream on.

    had to buy him some presents for being a brave boy for his dad.
     
  2. Nellybelly

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    Hope he feels better soon.
     
  3. lauz_1982

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    Poor soul. Hope the cream helps and all gets back to normal. I'm sure he#ll get lots of TLC in the meantime!

    Laura :)
     
  4. davehyde

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    tlc????
    not a chance, he'd better ready for work in 30 mins, he's got a day shift to do. don't want a shirker for a dog.



    (only joking)
    he's fast asleep now, i took round town and the market, stopped for a brew and a petting session from all the peeps in town.

    got him some sweets and a new water bottle and a nice bottle of iced water from greggs.
     
  5. lauz_1982

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    lol!

    See lots of TLC! He'll be loving it!

    Laura :)
     
  6. dobermummy

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    i hope he is all better soon...
     
  7. rona

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    Take him on a day trip to the beach, plenty of salt water there :D
     
  8. Happy Paws2

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    :yikes: it's the wrong sort of salt water, it's to strong.

    Hope he gets better soon, poor baby
     
  9. rona

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    Always take mine to the beach if they've got a weepy wound, dries it out lovely :thumbup:
     
  10. GoldenShadow

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    Rupert got banned from all types of water when he had his hot spot, not that he cared I don't think :laugh:

    Glad he's on the mend Dave, what cream have you got? Bet Otis is a good boy not itching and doesn't even need a buster collar :)
     
  11. rocco33

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    Wishing him a speedy recovery, but you can't beat flowers of sulphur for hot spots.
     
  12. rona

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    Too cheaper cure for the vets to recommend ;)
     
  13. GoldenShadow

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    Probably true :rolleyes: Mind you I bet they looked at him being clean and expected the type of water he'd go in to be all boggy and marshy :lol:
     
  14. rocco33

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    True, and at 2.99 for a box of FoSulphur that will last a lifetime, they won't recommend it. Have to say I've never heard of a vet giving jabs for hot spots either.
     
  15. GoldenShadow

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    Mine got a steroid/anti inflammatory shot to stop his itching as he was biting away at it all the time.
     
  16. rona

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    Could also be antibiotics if there was any sign of infection
     
  17. rocco33

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    Could be, yes, but with my cynic hat on, I do think vets dish out these antibiotic shots and possibly anti inflammatories to easily. A hot caught early can be cleaned with hibiscrub and using flowers of sulpher will disappear as quickly as it appeared.
     
  18. GoldenShadow

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    Naturally, I think an antibiotic shot wouldn't have had much point for mine as he got oral anti b's and the ointment had anti b's in too. His was to calm it down enough to stop the itching initially though which I didn't object too as I really didn't want Roo making it worse (he is the master of buster collars and can break them or as we discovered itch himself with the edge of the thing grr lol!).

    I think anti inflammatories have much more purpose in this case if you have an itcher like mine. I'll be using salt water/hibiscrub and neem products on Roo in future.
     
  19. davehyde

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    fuciderm cream, and he had two injections.
     
  20. GoldenShadow

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    Fuciderm is what Roo had, worked a treat :thumbup:
     
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