We took Winston to the vet on Saturday for his heartworm test and while we were there I had the vet look at this bump on his little corkscrew tail as his bum seemed to look very irritated. They did a test and sure enough he has a bacterial infection . I feel awful, he is on antibiotics for two weeks & benedryl twice a day. I wipe his bum with baby wipes everyday & after he goes to the bathroom but apparently that is not working. Any ideas of how I can prevent this from happening again. He was crying while they were they were trying to swab it, it was heartbreaking to hear him in pain.
Aww poor Wilson, sending him hugs and love. Don't be so hard on yourself, a bacterial infection can be picked up anywhere, even with ourselves. He could of picked it up outside, at a park, or from sitting outside where the bacteria may have been like on the grass. You are doing everything you can do to keep him clean in that area, but the tail and pocket area are so close to the butt and in constant contact with poop and things on the ground, so its easy to get an infection. We can also pick up bacteria from anywhere and even cleaning our hands frequently, doesn't always guarantee that we won't pick up some germ. The good thing is you had the vet check it out, and now it's being treated. It will be cleared up in no time and he'll be back to himself before you know it. Feel better Wilson.
LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.
I agree. A bacterial infection can come from anywhere. Don't be too hard on yourself.
Thank you so much everyone! I will give the duoxo pads a try, I do have the malaket at home so in the meantime I will use those. The vet also has him getting a bath twice a week until he is cleared up with the ketocholor shampoo. I really do appreciate all of the support.
Hugs to Winston... hope it clears up soon
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Feel better Winston and Mom!
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sending lots of love to Winston and mommy! its not fun when our babies are not feeling well. He will be all cleared up in no time!
Feel better soon Winston! At least you caught it quickly, and have gotten him treatment for it. There is no reason to feel guilty! All our children get bumps and bruises and bugs once in a while.
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