Smelly, oozing hot spots!
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Sept 13th, 2004 00:00
My Norwegian Elkhound (very, very thick coat) has developed a huge hot spot on the backside of his tail. It is a giant open wound, although it is not bleeding. It is oozing green "stuff" and smells utterly horrible! (Put it this way: I spent two days looking for a "dead animal" under my furniture when I realized what the smell was!) Now it's spreading around his genital area. Doggy goes to the vet's tomorrow, but one person's opinion, albeit professional, is not enough for Mommy, so... QUESTION #1: He won't let me anywhere NEAR the spot to spray non-aerosol Dermasol on to soothe it - any suggestions on how to trick him?! His fur is so thick, it needs to be parted to see the wound. QUESTION #2: When I bathe him, he stays wet for 2 days, which I believe to be the root of the problem (living in So. Cal, that leaves him a warm, damp hotbed for bacteria). Any good "doggy dry cleaning" suggestions? Is there a way to wash him without "watering" the little guy?! We thank you for ANY tips!
Sept 17th, 2004 00:00
hey how'd it go at the vet?any answers?kyena got hot spots in new orleans and at the time would run away from the spray so i got a salve i would put some (in a different room too smart for his britches sometimes)on one finger sit down next to him pet him like dooodooodooo not doing anything but petting you then rub it into the spot while still petting.find something that doesn't burn if you do this you don't want him to associate any pain or discomfort with your petting him.you should probably blow dry unless he's too afraid and even then you can work on that problem too.
Sept 25th, 2004 00:00
Hi & thanks for the response! Yes, well that's exactly what we're doing -- the "dootdooodooo" and cream smear! They sedated him with a shot, shaved his tail and put some cream on there called (well the bottle says) "Triam & Silvadene." We were also given Advantage, although we didn't see fleas. It was helping, and it was scabbing over, then he ripped it off one day, and hurt himself all over again, and so we were recommended to use a (gasp!) Elizabethean cone on his head! (Come in Tokyo!) I haven't gone there yet, but I think we're nearing that last resort now... Weird thing though, the other day, I was cleaning and lifted the main rug where he lies, and underneath was a BEACH of sandy powdery stuff... what the heck is that?! Flea eggs?? I'm a clean freak and have NEVER seen that before! But besides that, he now has oozy green stuff coming out his little "boy part," and his eyes water when he urinates, so back to the vets we go... Poor little guy!
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