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Old 06-17-2012, 01:38 PM
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It actually looks similar to the wound on Major's tailbone back last summer. My instructor and I were never positive on what it was, but we figured it was a fungal infection, or bacterial. It cleared up with daily cleaning and ointment application within a week or so.

I'll just echo what everyone else said with keeping it clean and letting it air out.. and trying to get her to a vet as soon as you can.
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:08 PM
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Um, yah... I'm just going to echo that it warrants a vet like, yesterday.
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:48 PM
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I'm going to try to get her to the vet this week if I can. I know Josh is going to probably be upset about it, but I'm worried about it getting worse.
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I'm going to try to get her to the vet this week if I can. I know Josh is going to probably be upset about it, but I'm worried about it getting worse.
exactly if it is infected antibiotics are needed or it will spread and become worse = bigger bill.


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Old 06-17-2012, 03:17 PM
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It doesn't look like a burn to me, but it does look infected. Dogs licking an already inflamed area can certainly make it nasty very quickly. (Aesop gets similar things in the spring..he's obviously allergic to something, though I have no idea what, and he's a stealthy licker, so sometimes by the time I see him lick, he's already got nastiness going on) I'd definitely leave it unwrapped (going by how many dogs we see for issues after having broken toenails and the like bandaged, I'm very anti foot bandaging) and perhaps clip a bit of the hair away from the goopiest areas to let as much air flow as possible.

She may end up requiring some antibiotics
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Who cares what Josh thinks/says/does!!!
Cricket needs treatment, and that is the end of the story.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:18 PM
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Who cares what Josh thinks/says/does!!!
Cricket needs treatment, and that is the end of the story.
Ya except he is the one that is in control of the money right now. I'm going to talk to him about it tonight. If he says no then he can forget about getting any of my next paycheck to go in the bank because regardless she is going to see a vet. I'm sure it hurts her so he will have to deal.
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Definitely leave it unwrapped to let it dry out. KC had an infection similar to that last year on his paw also, they had to give him a shot of benedryl and some antibiotics.

Is there a way you can work something out with your vet, maybe pay for the vet visit up front and pay for the meds when you get paid?
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:24 PM
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Definitely leave it unwrapped to let it dry out. KC had an infection similar to that last year on his paw also, they had to give him a shot of benedryl and some antibiotics.

Is there a way you can work something out with your vet, maybe pay for the vet visit up front and pay for the meds when you get paid?
That's actually a good idea. I'm going to call my vet tomorrow and see what they can do. I want to try and get her seen tomorrow if I can.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:50 PM
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Oh yah, and I'd leave it unwrapped but watch her closely and make sure to clean it out. If you wrap it, it will just provide a damp environment which is... well... not good.
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