Sunday, April 29, 2012
Dog Blog Post #672: Poor Henry - that thick luscious coat of his became his downfall yesterday, as a hand-size weeping hot spot developed in just a few hours under his right ear.
Of course, I noticed it Friday night, and when I called the vet on Saturday they were "full".
My dog face looks like a slimy waterfall and you're "full"?!?!?!
"Try some cool compresses with hydrogen peroxide."
Off to the internet to search for "hot spot peroxide". Yes, I did find something, rather nicely written, too. Is it right? Does it work? I have no idea. But the instructions seemed clear and doable.
And started with "1. Using the clippers and scissors, try to trim away as much hair as possible from the wound."
Into the kitchen with scissors in hand.
(blink blink blink)
Such trust. I'm not sure I would have sat there blinking so happily if there was someone leaning over me with scissors.
"Ring Ring..." goes the phone.
"We have a cancelation, would you like the spot?"
Well, I certainly jumped on that one! Now I have a mountain of meds (ear cleaner, yeast killer (as he had an ear infection as well), hot spot spray, steroid pills) and a complex chart of what is given when and for how long that puts any training chart I made to shame.
And Henry has a shaved cheek. You can just make it out in the picture above in the upper left corner.
After all that, I did manage to get a shot with a dog (above) to keep my 365 going and finish off the Scavenge Challenge for April, but not the Daily Dog Challenge - I figured Henry wasn't up to visiting a Landmark, but wouldn't be happy if I took Zachary and left him behind. We'll find a time later this week to get it.
I also didn't get my blog post out until... well... now.
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