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    The vet will arrive very soon. The stupid cone sits right on top of the spot!! So I am making him wear Molly's bathrobe. He is so mad about it at least he is leaving the area alone. Oh my I cannot tell you how bad it smells. It definitely stinks of sour blood and gooey puss.... we will most likely be shaving the area to help keep it dry. My poor sweet angel, I still am wondering what caused this!!! It came on so fast out of the blue..... and you can maybe see the staples that seem to be doing nothing but irritating him at the point, they are all loose and causing more little wounds around his eye. Check out the drool string too hee hee. As you can see, he is MISERABLE and this itches to him horribly. I sure hope it is not something else like mange....





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    OMG goodness poor tidus! That first pic kills me because he looks so sad!!!!! I really hope you work out a solution soon, I feel so bad for him

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    Yowtch! He looks really sad. Keep us updated, as I know you will...that looks really painful.

    I don't think it's mange, that came on gradually and wasn't that bright and noticeable at first but involved more hair loss.

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    Well, it ends up that Tidus has this moist dermatitis that he has probably had for many, many months. It has been being contained with all of these meds for his eyes, but we believe he had it before he ever got the eye ulcer which was the initial cause of the damage to the eye. The amount of hair we had to shave off to find the 'edge' of this was unimaginable!!! So he has been given steriod injections, topical spray, and antibiotics. This has been 'hidden' under his fur all of this time. I have some new pictures but I am not sure if I should upload them, it is pretty awful looking.

    I have much work to do keeping him clean and such so I don't know how much I will be on the next few days, but I will keep you all posted.

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    @desertskybulldogs Yes please upload pics .......... that's how we all learn what's wrong with our bullies because somebody has put up a pic of it!! Sounds like your mobile vet is the one to stick to - unless of course it requires surgery!!

    Poor little Tidus!! I hope he had the staples taken out of his eyes too!

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    Be prepared, this is really awful looking.....

    This was the size of a quarter when it first showed up in the evening. By morning it spread to what you see now.





    In the photo below is the dermititis that Tidus has had for a very long time. Where I have circled you can see the little pink bumps. These are so small, they are impossible to feel under the thick fur, I can hardly feel them now that he is shaved. So for some reason, he got the itch really good, and caused it to flare up. Once he did this, it just spread.




    My advice to those who read this in the future:

    If your dog is itching what seems to be "nothing", (Tidus was always batting at his ears with his hind legs) ....it could be something. You must use your fingertips and really feel down into the itchy area. If he has had this for such a long time like we suspect, than we have been masking this problem by treating his eyes with antibiotics and steriods (in low dosage), but not enough to help a problem such as this one. So I am hoping (and PRAYING!!) that if we can rid of the dermititis than it will also help his eyes. And yes, them stupid staples are finally OUT!!! The amount of steriods and antibiotics should now really show us if he needs eye surgery or not.

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    Oh my...I am so sorry. Poor little guy and poor you. Thanks for posting pics so we can all learn from your experiences with Tidus. Do they know what caused it? Or what exacerbated it?

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    It could be so many things.... but remember the swimming kiddie pool? This is when all of the problems began.... and these small bumps look very similar to what Yuna had, but hers were right on top of the head, easy to see and feel. Tidus's neck is so foldy, and soft, with gorgeous white & brindle fur.... Could also be a food allergy of course..... but the only way to find that out is to get allergy tested or do a science diet food test. The vet was telling me today, yes the food is no good, but the formula for allergies is made so that there is not enough of any particular protein or substance to cause allergies. (hence all the fillers and crap in it) I told him I would think about it, but I would rather wait to see if this course of treatment works first. I don't want to try too many things at once, because then who knows what is curing it, right?

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    Oh my... POOR Tidus, it looks as miserable as I am sure he is feeling, I agree with previous post, I am glad you showed the photo's we all need to know and what to look for. Give Tidus a big kiss from me, and tell him I hope he feels better soon!!!
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    Yes, very true. With Champ's hot spots, the vet said wait to change his diet. Otherwise you don't know if it's a food allergy or an environmental allergy. Change one thing at a time!
    It is unbelievable how fast these things "grow". Nothing one minute and overwhelming the next. Hope he finds lasting relief soon. Champ's still on antibiotics. His were never this bad, but they just kept coming back. He has one on the underside of his neck that is relentless. Poor babies. xoxo -Neely

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    Thanks for all the support everyone. He has been snooozing away under my desk all night. He is not even getting up when I do (unusual) and either he feels soooooo much better he don't wanna quit snooozing, or he feels worse. But I think it's cuz he feels better. He is not doing the "I wanna scratch" quiver anymore!

    I still wonder what the 'trigger' was. Could have been a bug bite or even nothing at all, I guess..... just a paw that scratches too much....

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    Beefy has booboos like that from when him and baby joe faught. I just keep cleaning them and i wash him with selsun blue(of course) so he doesnt itch it.

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