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Old 12-05-2006, 02:14 PM
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Unhappy Zeus is going to the vet....

...for a puncture wound on his left side. It's very small, about as big around as a pencil. But it looks a bit deep.

I have no clue where he got it from. He just came inside yesterday with it on him. It's bewildering. I'd say it looks like a bite puncture, but I dunno. Zeus and Voodoo weren't fighting or even playing very roughly. I wonder if Zeus ran into something in the yard.

I left it alone yesterday because it looked so small and didn't bleed very much. I just cleaned it well. But today, it is still gaping open and is oozing some clear fluid. Hopefully the vet can fix him up. I have an appointment in an hour. Poor Zeusy boy.
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Old 12-05-2006, 02:18 PM
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Do you have a wooden fence with nails sticking out?
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Old 12-05-2006, 02:20 PM
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I was gonna guess a nail, too. poor baby. it's good to have them really clean it, tho. he may even be given an antibiotic. give him big hugs from me!
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Old 12-05-2006, 02:34 PM
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I didn't think to check for nails on our fence. Good idea. I'll take a good look around.
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Old 12-05-2006, 02:40 PM
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Poor baby... Keep us posted!
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Old 12-05-2006, 04:36 PM
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I'm back! I didn't get the usual vet today. I saw the other vet who works at that clinic; a relatively new arrival and looks to be fresh out of veterinary school. And I'm not very happy.

The vet was initially puzzled about what made the odd-looking puncture. But as soon as I said Zeus and Voodoo were in the yard together, she said that Voodoo attacked Zeus. It didn't matter that the boys were not fighting or even playing hard when the wound happened: Voodoo *obviously* attacked Zeus. It's like the vet blocked out everything I said.

She then proceeded to give me tips and hints as to how to deal with my dog aggression problem. For example: "Whenever you manage to get them together and behave peacefully, give them treats and praise."

Needless to say, I am specifically requesting my usual vet every time I go back to that clinic.

But at least she did a good job of treating the wound. It was cleaned out well. I need to wash it with a diluted iodine solution and put some antibiotic ointment on it. Aside from that, all looks well. I'm glad my Zeusy boy is ok.
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:35 PM
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Poor Zeus.. I hope it heals quickly!
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:50 PM
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Gosh, what a horrible vet... Glad it's better now though.

Boris got a bite once too, or it's what the vet said. They blamed Tips of course. I still wonder where he got it from.
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Old 12-05-2006, 06:30 PM
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You were undoubtedly more polite to her than I would have been, Gem . . .
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Uncalled for !!! Hope all's well ! Any kids around with pellet guns ?? Give him a Grammy hug !
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