Oh wow ....... and it got like that overnight??!! It's amazing how quickly it spread!!
Poor Tidus I hope he feels better soon. But in some ways it's probably a relief - you must finally feel as if you are taking a step in the right direction!! Let's hope you find the exact cause soon!
Last edited by bullmama; 11-11-2010 at 10:07 AM.
Yep. Started out the size of a quarter or so, put a cone on his head and it spread to (almost) what it is by the next morning. It did spread a bit further by the next day but not by much because I was babysitting him the whole time to make sure he did not itch it. He was miserable, his lips were quivering!!! I wish my vet could've come out the day before, but there was no way we could have done this without a vet tech help. And at this point he is the only vet I trust to help me find THE UNDERLYING problem. Hopefully he did.[/QUOTE]
@desertskybulldogs This may be a stupid question .... but if it got worse when you put on the plastic cone .. which must have been close to the original spot ... could he be allergic to the plastic?
No, he is definitely not allergic to plastic. The cone fits around to where it was sitting in part of the area of the sore,...... but it was the only way to keep him from itching it. I had to make a choice. If I would have left it off he would have continued to scratch it with his paws, which would have been worse.
On another note, his eyes are nice and white and not bloodshot for a change!!! So that is one good thing. Thank goodness I have this bathtowel Lou sent me to use to kinda 'wrap' the area. But now Tidus is sporting "Molly" on his butt. LOL
Awwe! Poor baby bully! I hope things get better very soon.
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WOW! Those pics are awful! Poor boy, it looks sooo painful! Hope he's doing better soon
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Awww poor tidus! I really hope it all clears up now. Poor little man, he's had a tough time lately Skin issues or not, desertsky, I still want to steal him from you
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Poor baby! I'm glad everything is starting to sort itself out.
It just irks me all the unnecessary stuff little Tidus had to go thru before he was diagnosed. Poor baby bully. Big hugs and kisses from Vegas and Orion.
So update on Tidus. He looks so much better!!! His eyes even look brighter, and there is no bloodshot look to them. I will take pics tomorrow morning
I also am going to try the new fromm Beef grain free for him. I looked at all the foods I have tried for him, and all of them have salmon. What if he is allergic to salmon? He seems to be doing good on the chicken raw (that is all he is getting right now is the nature's variety raw chicken patties), been on it since I discovered the hot spot that night.
Okay I wanted to give an update on my baby boy. He is doing so much better. He is now eating Fromm Beef Frittata, and his hot spot is nearly gone. As a matter of fact, he is a whole new dog. He wants to run around and chew on everything! He is a monster, and he is not my Tidus! (kidding, it is cute he kinda reminds me of scooby doo when he tries to run in one spot!)
He must feel so much better. The spot where the hot spot was is almost gone, but he is still a bit pink in that area. His fur is already almost grown back too! That was QUICK.
His eye is still bothering him a bit. But not like before. I think it may require a little tuck but nothing major. We will have to wait until he is of age for that.
I will take some pics if I can remember~! I have sooo much stuff to do!