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The past couple of days Chase's bum has seemed to be itchy he’s been messing with it a lot and scratching at it. We took him to the vet today and the vet said it was a hotspot. He is on half a pill of medicine a day as well is 1 tsp of children’s Benadryl twice a day to help with the itching. His dew claw had grown and curled around to his pad something I haven’t noticed and I brush them daily...she told me not to worry about it that he is longhaired and it is harder to notice, but still I felt like an idiot! He also has an umbilical cord hernia...On Friday he is scheduled for his neuter/have dewclaws removed/have umbilical hernia fixed....and we both need majorI felt like a terrible mommy today I cried all the way home from the vets office.
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Sending lots of healing vibes for Chase!
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Thanks so much Im worried sick about him...We are also going to try and schedule the girls (Sadie and Sam) spay for the same day if possible I havent posted for vibes on that yet until I find out for sure...
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Healing vibes for Chase!!
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Awwww...poor guy!!! Hope he feels much better soon!!!

What kind of food is he on? Sometimes a food allergy can trigger such skin episodes...it starts out as a simple 'itchy' and then turns out as something like the hotspot because they just don't stop...
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Nutro Max Puppy...Hes been on in it since before we got him from the breeder...Im so worrried about him especially on friday thats a lot to have done Thanks everyone for your vibes!
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I really need some Chase take your medicine for mommy I can get his pill in him thats easy I just put it in some chicken baby food and hes fine! He is on childrens liquid benadryl 1 tsp twice daily and that is almost impossible to get him to take he spits it out jerks his head and spills it everywhere its awful! Its so important that he take it though as it relieves his itching! Thanks everyone!
post #9 of 15
Awww, poor baby! Did the vet say he has allergies??? My mom's wire haired fox terrier has terrible allergies and will naw his skin off without meds



Don't feel bad, it would be hard to notice that.
post #10 of 15
Aww hope Chase gets better soon
Many healing For Chase!!
post #11 of 15
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Well things seem to be going better it looks like its healing...I dread friday Im so worried about my litte guy...
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Ben, my Golden retriever, takes Benadryl around the clock at times. He takes the chewable children's Benadryl - grape flavored. We tried capsules, caplets, and liquid with poor compliance. He loves the chewables, which end up being a bit more expensive in the long run - but well worth it.

The chewables are 12.5 mg, so Ben gets 2-4 at a time since he weighs 100 lbs.

Anything that causes the animal to chew at a spot can cause hot spots. Mats, flea bites, razor burn, scratches or cuts, and food allergies (though we see that on feet more often). I've used a hairdryer, set on cool, to help dry out a hot spot.

Good luck. It is sad to see our furries uncomfortable.
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Many healing vibes for Chase

Your vet is operating for an umbilical cord hernia? Our pug, Buttercup, has one too and our vet said that is was fine as long as she wasn't chewing on it. Basically, he said Buttercup has an "outie" instead of an "innie". But, I guess if he is going to be put under you might as well get everything done at once.

And, you aren't a bad mommy. The Dew-claw thing is very hard to see on long haired dogs. It used to be common practice years ago to get them removed, but no vet has ever suggested that with our dogs.
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Ben, my Golden retriever, takes Benadryl around the clock at times. He takes the chewable children's Benadryl - grape flavored. We tried capsules, caplets, and liquid with poor compliance. He loves the chewables, which end up being a bit more expensive in the long run - but well worth it.

The chewables are 12.5 mg, so Ben gets 2-4 at a time since he weighs 100 lbs.

Anything that causes the animal to chew at a spot can cause hot spots. Mats, flea bites, razor burn, scratches or cuts, and food allergies (though we see that on feet more often). I've used a hairdryer, set on cool, to help dry out a hot spot.

Good luck. It is sad to see our furries uncomfortable.

Thanks for that!!! I hadnt thought of that Im gonna go to walmart tomorrow and get some! I would say he would get half of one or maybe a 4th but I bet he would do that because he takes his interceptor wonderfully as well as the other pill he his on...
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Many healing vibes for Chase

Your vet is operating for an umbilical cord hernia? Our pug, Buttercup, has one too and our vet said that is was fine as long as she wasn't chewing on it. Basically, he said Buttercup has an "outie" instead of an "innie". But, I guess if he is going to be put under you might as well get everything done at once.

And, you aren't a bad mommy. The Dew-claw thing is very hard to see on long haired dogs. It used to be common practice years ago to get them removed, but no vet has ever suggested that with our dogs.
She said the umbilical cord hernia could cause problems with him later in life she said his intestines could get caught in it and twist...Im not really sure I just said to go ahead and do it because I cant imagaine living without him..hes my little piggy! Hes 6 months old and weighs 11lbs while his brother is 2 and weighs 9lbs!! Thanks though I just felt so bad like I should have noticed it before hand He just didnt show any signs of it bothering him and though I trim his nails regularly thats one I just hadnt thought about trimming or checking...and when she showed me I cried I felt so bad!
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