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Old 09-06-2012, 10:02 AM
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Default Balto has a hole!

My poor Laekenois went to the vet for surgery Tuesday. I brought him in because he had a hole in his hip. I could stick my finger right in it. What bothers me is, for as much grooming and loving that dog gets, I never even saw or felt it until he started licking it on Tuesday and it was bleeding.

The vet said it was an old wound and she would have to remove some dead skin an tissue around it so it would heal properly.

Well, I went to pick him up and he has a 6 inch incision and he can (still) barely walk. He had infection and blood in his urine. I feel so bad for not finding this because he is obviously miserable. But I still have no idea what caused it.

To make it worse, the bill was $600 and I had just spent $300 in entry fees for (RAE) Rally trials that he won't be able to attend, beginning tomorrow. I need to go to my money market fund and get some money, too.

Thanks for listening. I feel so sad because he is the best dog and I failed him. He just lays there, wags his tail, and says he's hungry.
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