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    We are still making progress on Mabel's belly. The fungal infection was solid black when we got her in January and was thick, scaly and felt awful. The change isn't as dramatic as it was a few months ago, but I see more pink than was showing in the photo on top from a couple months ago. I still can't imagine how anyone could let a dog get in this bad condition and them claim her dogs were healthy. She is a special girl!-image-jpg




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    Default Re: Still making progress

    Yes she is. If you don't mind me asking what type of fungal infection was it? I have never seen one like that on a dog before.

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    Default Re: Still making progress

    Mabel is definitely making progress. As you know already, fungal infections take some time to resolve, but she's getting there!




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    What are you using to clear it up Lisa? Looks a ton better!

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    My goodness... How do they get that?!!


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    It looks much better, great job, Chris! Mabel hit bully parent lotto when
    she found y'all Mabel makes me think of Cami, such similar personalities.
    Cami is doing great, btw and I'll be posting new pics, just got her a pink pool
    yesterday, can't wait to play with her in it.

    Thank you for your PM and thinking of us I'm slowly coming around, I'm
    starting to think about myself and trying to think about my needs...just didn't
    care before now and also, I'm not being as hard on myself...that's helped a
    lot, lol Hope y'all are good, when you visit TX, I'll come to Dallas to see you
    I still have your 'lil sumpin' sumpin'...will mail off soon. Much love & GOD bless!


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    I think Mabel got the infection from years of neglect, by a backyard breeder who was more interested in the money she could make from puppies than in the health of her dogs. I don't know what the organism is called, but it turned her belly almost completely black. I could kick myself for not taking a photo when we got her. When I took her to our vet the first time, they weren't sure that her skin color would ever be pink again. Her belly had a bumpy, slick, slimy feel, and we worked hard to keep it clean and dry. @LariP I started using Mal-a-ket wipes and Gold Bond Medicated Powder on it every morning and started seeing a fading of the area. We were also bathing her weekly with Ketochlor shampoo and she's had a couple of rounds of ketoconazole. I now clean the area every other day and make sure she stays dry. The wipes aren't black when I throw them away anymore, but they are still getting some of the gunk out of her skin. Her skin is now soft and smooth--like it should be. I hope as the skin cells regenerate, we'll have even more of the sloughing of the discolored area. She's such a sweet little thing. I get sad when I think of how she was neglected for the first 4 to 5 years of her life. She's definitely a princess now!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Carol View Post
    It looks much better, great job, Chris! Mabel hit bully parent lotto when
    she found y'all Mabel makes me think of Cami, such similar personalities.
    Cami is doing great, btw and I'll be posting new pics, just got her a pink pool
    yesterday, can't wait to play with her in it.

    Thank you for your PM and thinking of us I'm slowly coming around, I'm
    starting to think about myself and trying to think about my needs...just didn't
    care before now and also, I'm not being as hard on myself...that's helped a
    lot, lol Hope y'all are good, when you visit TX, I'll come to Dallas to see you
    I still have your 'lil sumpin' sumpin'...will mail off soon. Much love & GOD bless!
    Thanks, Carol. Cami struck gold with you, too! I'll definitely let you know when we come down. We may still shoot for August and try bringing Miss Mabes with us. I am DYING to get Mabel a pool, but don't know if she would have any use for it. She plays a little more--loves to throw her deer antler and pounce on it--but those episodes are few and far between. She chased Bill around the living room a couple weeks ago. We were stunned! It will take time and patience. I have lots of each.




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    Awesome job, Chris! Mabel is definitely getting better everyday that she is with you! You two are so lucky you found each other! Keep up the great work
    Princess, Diva, and Gio <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisRN View Post
    Thanks, Carol. Cami struck gold with you, too! I'll definitely let you know when we come down. We may still shoot for August and try bringing Miss Mabes with us. I am DYING to get Mabel a pool, but don't know if she would have any use for it. She plays a little more--loves to throw her deer antler and pounce on it--but those episodes are few and far between. She chased Bill around the living room a couple weeks ago. We were stunned! It will take time and patience. I have lots of each.

    August is around the corner, how exciting, would love to get Mabel & Cami together too!

    Cami doesn't play with any toys, balls, stuffies, chew bones and I'm not sure either about
    her use of the pool. She doesn't really play w/me either, she wriggles some and turns her
    her butt to me be scratched, she's been here about 2 & 1/2 months and never 'talked' then
    2 weeks ago she started barking at me (bossing me) to help her on the bed and since then,
    barks at least a couple times a day...too funny! She also got really loving about the same time,
    I think she was guarding her heart and I know she was missing her skin kid, 5 y/o and her
    bully brother. We have a new neighbor w/a 4 y/o male bully, sweet & mellow, and they want
    play dates...Whoopee! They actually thought Cami was THEIR bully, they look so much alike.


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    Chris that is awful that someone would let her get that way at least she has you now and it looks so much better Mabel is such a pretty girl

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    oh that looks so much better. yay for mabel. you may want to check out duoxo pads i found they worked for sarahs yeast or fungus better. you may also want to treat more than every other day. fungal infections are very hard to get rid of and perhaps a daily or even twice daily cleaning might help. also apple cidar vinegar is supposed to be good for yeast and fungus to. oh geez sorry but just cant help trying to help. your doing wonderfully.

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