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    Default Abscesses and penis pocket infection here we go again!

    So here we go again with the penis' pocket infection . Ulysses started leaking a lot of that creamy yellowish/greenish stuff out of his pecker again about 4 weeks ago, he was already treated for it with everyday flushing and local antibiotics (the same that are used for cows) last year in september/october. Apart from the creamy stuff, this time an abscess appeared on his tummy. Exactly a year ago he had also an abscess on his tummy supposedly due to a tick bite. Well, now I'm thinking it was not only the tick bite. The vet told me this time, that the infection and the bacteria that resides in there might have gotten into some little scratch on his belly and by that created the abscesses. I'm not sure what happened exactly but I am sick of having Ulysses sick because of this

    The vet gave him a shot of antibiotics and that cleared out the abscess but now he has what I believe to be a yeast infection all over his face wrinkles. For the pocket I am now flushing it and applying local antibiotic inside the pocket again, just like last year. I just feel so frustrated because I don't think that this should be the permanent solution but my vet insists it is, she says he has a chronic infection down there and that's it. She has also insisted that I should not neutered him the many times I have asked for it. I have now made an appointment with a new vet in a bigger clinic, I have made up my mind and I will have Ulysses neutered this or next week and see if this helps.

    He is currently very stinky, don't now if it is his peewee, his face or just stress from the whole thing. Any recommendation or experience with this? how should I treat the yeast infection? he is already loosing hair from his side wrinkles.... any advice will be very much appreciated! Any opinions on the neutering? thanks!

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    Default Abscesses and penis pocket infection here we go again!

    So here we go again with the penis' pocket infection . Ulysses started leaking a lot of that creamy yellowish/greenish stuff out of his pecker again about 4 weeks ago, he was already treated for it with everyday flushing and local antibiotics (the same that are used for cows) last year in september/october. Apart from the creamy stuff, this time an abscess appeared on his tummy. Exactly a year ago he had also an abscess on his tummy supposedly due to a tick bite. Well, now I'm thinking it was not only the tick bite. The vet told me this time, that the infection and the bacteria that resides in there might have gotten into some little scratch on his belly and by that created the abscesses. I'm not sure what happened exactly but I am sick of having Ulysses sick because of this

    The vet gave him a shot of antibiotics and that cleared out the abscess but now he has what I believe to be a yeast infection all over his face wrinkles. For the pocket I am now flushing it and applying local antibiotic inside the pocket again, just like last year. I just feel so frustrated because I don't think that this should be the permanent solution but my vet insists it is, she says he has a chronic infection down there and that's it. She has also insisted that I should not neutered him the many times I have asked for it. I have now made an appointment with a new vet in a bigger clinic, I have made up my mind and I will have Ulysses neutered this or next week and see if this helps.

    He is currently very stinky, don't now if it is his peewee, his face or just stress from the whole thing. Any recommendation or experience with this? how should I treat the yeast infection? he is already loosing hair from his side wrinkles.... any advice will be very much appreciated! Any opinions on the neutering? thanks!

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    I feel so bad for both of you and constant antibiotics are NOT the answer
    and could be the cause of his yeast. I looked at your profile and saw you
    feed Arcana Chicken/Potato,n if still feeding that, he could be sensitive to
    the Chicken and also the Potato as many bullies are and that could cause
    yeast. Fromm's has a new flavor that is Pork/Peas that might benefit him.
    I would rec'md a probiotic to reestablish the good bacteria in his gut killed
    off by the antibiotics...'Pearls' is a good one and easy to find. Are you adding
    Apple Cider Vinegar to his water (about 1 teasp to fresh water) it also helps
    healthy gut and creates alkaline gut instead of acidic gut and kills yeast & other
    bacteria. I would also rec'md finding a holistic Vet, if possible, that is interested
    in finding the problem not just treating the symptoms!

    There IS an answer, please hang in there...does Vet say WHY she doesn't want
    him neutered?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Carol View Post
    I feel so bad for both of you and constant antibiotics are NOT the answer
    and could be the cause of his yeast. I looked at your profile and saw you
    feed Arcana Chicken/Potato,n if still feeding that, he could be sensitive to
    the Chicken and also the Potato as many bullies are and that could cause
    yeast. Fromm's has a new flavor that is Pork/Peas that might benefit him.
    I would rec'md a probiotic to reestablish the good bacteria in his gut killed
    off by the antibiotics...'Pearls' is a good one and easy to find. Are you adding
    Apple Cider Vinegar to his water (about 1 teasp to fresh water) it also helps
    healthy gut and creates alkaline gut instead of acidic gut and kills yeast & other
    bacteria. I would also rec'md finding a holistic Vet, if possible, that is interested
    in finding the problem not just treating the symptoms!

    There IS an answer, please hang in there...does Vet say WHY she doesn't want
    him neutered?

    Thank you Carol. I will get the ACV and put it in his water. I'm currently giving him LC1 probiotic yogurt, he loves it and I think it's good for his tummy. About 2 months ago I changed him to Acana Pacifica, I just forgot to update our profile. He is doing really great on it, and the yeast started right after the antibiotics so I'm pretty sure it's due to them. I would love to try Fromm but in Germany it is practically impossible to get, I have tried but I actually feel lucky I found a reliable supplier of Acana.

    Our vet argues that he is too heavy - 63 pounds- and has already breathing problems and that neutering is just gonna make it worse. I tought it was a very odd reason cause I could just feed him less but then I thought well while he is OK and healthy why bother him with a surgery (he is terrified of the vet after we had a bad experience last year with a very rude woman after we moved into a new city) But now in light of this recurrent problem I think neutering might actually help.

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    I agree with you...gaining weight can be controlled and is NOT a good
    reason to not neuter...I'd change Vets.

    On the ACV, buy the one that comes with 'the mother'...Braggs is one.

    Does the Arcana Pacifica have potato in it...sweet potato is usually okay
    but regular potato can cause problems.


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    This is the ingredients list... Boneless salmon, salmon meal, herring meal, whitefish meal*, green peas, red lentils, whole potato, boneless herring, boneless flounder, herring oil, field beans, canola oil, sun-cured alfalfa, pea fibre, natural fish flavour, whole apples, whole pears, sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash, parsnips, carrots, spinach greens, cranberries, blueberries, kelp, chicory root, juniper berries, angelica root, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, lavender, rosemary

    does have potato though, but as I said he had no problems at all till 2 weeks ago with the antibiotics, so I just hope it was them and not the food, cause we finally found the one he loves...

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    I think you're making the right decision going to a new vet. I sincerely hope he feels better, he sure is CUTE!! Please keep us updated what the new vet says.

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    Poor guy. I'd be going to a new vet too if the problem keeps persisting. Hope he gets better soon.
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    I just wanted to post a quick update. Ulysses is not getting any how better, I actually think he is much more lethargic than usual and just seems sad and specially itchy in his face. I feel so helpless, I'm doing all what the vet told me to, but the infection doesn't seem to go away and I think the antibiotics are just making the yeast infection spread around, he is so red and swollen in his side wrinkles that I'm just trying to keep them dry for the moment. New vet tomorrow first thing in the morning....

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    Default Re: Abscesses and penis pocket infection here we go again!

    Quote Originally Posted by Maife View Post
    So here we go again with the penis' pocket infection . Ulysses started leaking a lot of that creamy yellowish/greenish stuff out of his pecker again about 4 weeks ago, he was already treated for it with everyday flushing and local antibiotics (the same that are used for cows) last year in september/october. Apart from the creamy stuff, this time an abscess appeared on his tummy. Exactly a year ago he had also an abscess on his tummy supposedly due to a tick bite. Well, now I'm thinking it was not only the tick bite. The vet told me this time, that the infection and the bacteria that resides in there might have gotten into some little scratch on his belly and by that created the abscesses. I'm not sure what happened exactly but I am sick of having Ulysses sick because of this

    The vet gave him a shot of antibiotics and that cleared out the abscess but now he has what I believe to be a yeast infection all over his face wrinkles. For the pocket I am now flushing it and applying local antibiotic inside the pocket again, just like last year. I just feel so frustrated because I don't think that this should be the permanent solution but my vet insists it is, she says he has a chronic infection down there and that's it. She has also insisted that I should not neutered him the many times I have asked for it. I have now made an appointment with a new vet in a bigger clinic, I have made up my mind and I will have Ulysses neutered this or next week and see if this helps.

    He is currently very stinky, don't now if it is his peewee, his face or just stress from the whole thing. Any recommendation or experience with this? how should I treat the yeast infection? he is already loosing hair from his side wrinkles.... any advice will be very much appreciated! Any opinions on the neutering? thanks!

    As far as getting neutered, hell yes, good chances are his problems down there will clear up. intact males always have more discharge than neutered. over active yeast will do this to his face and skin. This is what it did to Griz in Feb . and we even went raw to try and clear it up, it almost cleared it up but not 100% he scratched himself raw and I was cleaning his face often and it was just ooze right up within minutes. heres some proof.
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    you can see his paws are swollen also. he was just miserable, eyes swollen and gooey . This is him after changing him to Fromm Pork and Peas

    -012-jpg-006-jpg these two pics were taken in May. quite a change, notice the feet too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry View Post
    you can see his paws are swollen also. he was just miserable, eyes swollen and gooey . This is him after changing him to Fromm Pork and Peas

    -012-jpg-006-jpg these two pics were taken in May. quite a change, notice the feet too.

    Poor poor Griz, boy he looks much much better! His paws are HUGE!!

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    I don't have much experience with male dogs but I find it odd the vet recommended against neutering him and I would definitely seek a new vet as quickly as possible. I would get him neutered but would also maybe recommend making a bath for him with a few gallons of water and put a cup of hydrogen peroxide in the bath and just soak him in there for a bit. Take a nice soft brush and just brush the mixture through his entire coat (one cup deluted in the gallons of water, not straight because it could irriate him straight). It will probably help with the itchy feeling plus help disinfect him overall. Then I would just let him towel/dip dry for a bit and use a spritzer of lemon water in a bottle and spray it in his coat to make him smell nice and fresh. Don't get any in his ears; I would probably do the wash a couple times a week at first and see if that helps (maybe every 72 hours and watch for any signs that indicate this may not be working for him such as redder than usual skin appearance). Good luck and I hope things get better.

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