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    Vegas has been pretty bad with his allergies the last couple of weeks, I noticed little tiny spots on his back legs and started giving him Benadryl twice a day, thinking it was environmental since everything is in full bloom here in FL. He squats like a girl to pee so I was thinking grass allergy. Anyway...he started scooting his bottom all over the area rug earlier this week so I knew it was anal gland time again.
    I made an appt. at the vets but I had an appt. somewhere else so for the first time EVER, I had Joe take him in. Simple right???

    NO....While the vet was doing Vegas's anal glands (that really were not that full) he noticed the spots on Vegas's legs. He did a scrape and Vegas has a STAFF infection!!! , not only on his back legs but in his tail pocket!!! I am so embarrassed that I did not pick up on this. A simple $17 dollar anal gland visit turned into a $110 vet visit with scrape and antibiotics.

    Our vet cleaned out Vegas's tail pocket and Joe said all kinds of "gunk" came out, I just cleaned it on Wed. night.

    Joe ask the vet how Vegas would have gotten Staff and the vet told him "all dogs carry this certain type of staff, and it takes things like allergies to stir it up" On the other hand the vet did tell Joe how great Vegas looked and had NO yeast. I have to bathe him 3x a week with Pharmaseb shampoo and keep him on this antibiotic for 2 weeks 2x a day. What I have learned?!??.....I need to quit blaming everything on his allergies and when I see spots on him to have them checked out. This could have really gotten out of hand.

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    I know how you feel! When I missed Mabel's infected mammary cyst, I felt like a horrible dog mom!




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    We can't beat ourselves up over things like this when they happen. As much as we know, or think we know, at the end of the day we are not doctors. We are all just doing the best that we can. You thought it was anal glands and got him to the doctor as quick as you could to ease his discomfort. You did the right thing

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    the vet told him "all dogs carry this certain type of staff, and it takes things like allergies to stir it up"
    so it really WAS allergies!! You were right!

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    On the other hand the vet did tell Joe how great Vegas looked and had NO yeast.
    and ↑↑ that ↑↑ is the important thing

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    Well don't beat yourself up Kelly, it happens, and the main thing is he got to the vet in time.
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    Kelly, you keep such good track of everything going on with Vegas...you are awesome mom!

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    Kelly, there's is no better bully Mom (or Dad) here, you did what we all
    would have done and probably took him in even earlier than most of us.

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    Kelly -- as everyone has said, do not beat yourself up -- staph spots are not always visible and can easily hide under a thick coat. regardless of how it was found... it was and he is being treated.

    YEAH --- to no yeast, I wish i could get there with Banks
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    Kelly, I am the worst at just thinking everything is fine. Hubby is more the over paranoid type whereas if they throw up maybe I should take the to the vet. I am the opposite, (more realistic) which I think can get me in trouble too. Same way with my kids cuz I was raised this way. More the brush it off and get of it attitude. I am always anxious that I am not doing enough since I am aware of this in myself. What timing tho for you to be able to catch it so quickly. Hugs to Vegas!

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    Kelly we all miss things, and it doesn't make us bad mumas just human. Vegas has a very good mummy and everything will be fine now.

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    Vegas

    He's a lucky boy to have such a good mama.

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    oh kelly i could tell ya bout missing some things and i only have one bully. did u see miss sarahs huge giant hot spot last year. you caught it in time and thats the important thing and honestly kelly i know you would have seen it very soon as i know how diligent you are with him and his care so no worries it happens to the best most experienced of us. you are a good mama

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