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    sounds good,,,, hope the #2 comes soon and don't know what your feeding but 'I' would add water to it no mater what it was and make it soupy... keep updating

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    Thanks for the advice! Since he had his soft palate trimmed he can only eat soft foods for 2 weeks! So right now I made a soup of chicken and rice for him which he seems to like and also seems to help his upset stomach

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    Quote Originally Posted by SampsonsMumma View Post
    Thanks for the advice! Since he had his soft palate trimmed he can only eat soft foods for 2 weeks! So right now I made a soup of chicken and rice for him which he seems to like and also seems to help his upset stomach
    sounds great and he's probably getting good fluid from that so may not 'look' like he's drinking so much but hes getting it that way... glad he's eating

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    Question for anyone who has gotten their dogs tail amputated. The reason I had this done for Sampson was because he would sit on his bum and it would clearly be uncomfortable he would scoot his butt back and fourth and try to get to his butt. He is 3 days post-op from his surgery and I don't know what happened but he seemed to quickly run and sit on his butt just like he used to when his tail bothered him
    And did the same thing. Has this happened to anyone else? My worst fear is that I put
    My Poor boy through surgery and it's not gonna solve the problem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SampsonsMumma View Post
    Question for anyone who has gotten their dogs tail amputated. The reason I had this done for Sampson was because he would sit on his bum and it would clearly be uncomfortable he would scoot his butt back and fourth and try to get to his butt. He is 3 days post-op from his surgery and I don't know what happened but he seemed to quickly run and sit on his butt just like he used to when his tail bothered him
    And did the same thing. Has this happened to anyone else? My worst fear is that I put
    My Poor boy through surgery and it's not gonna solve the problem!
    I have no experience with this whatsoever but my first thought would be that I would assume the vet wouldn't have done the surgery if he/she didn't think it was necessary.

    I'm sure it will take time to heal...sending positive thoughts for a quick recovery.

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    Sounds as if maybe he has full anal glands and that can be irritating him. Or... the stitches itch and he needs them itched.

    Orion will do this when her tail is itching or if she had a hot spot on her belly that is itching and we have yet to notice and treat it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SampsonsMumma View Post
    Question for anyone who has gotten their dogs tail amputated. The reason I had this done for Sampson was because he would sit on his bum and it would clearly be uncomfortable he would scoot his butt back and fourth and try to get to his butt. He is 3 days post-op from his surgery and I don't know what happened but he seemed to quickly run and sit on his butt just like he used to when his tail bothered him
    And did the same thing. Has this happened to anyone else? My worst fear is that I put
    My Poor boy through surgery and it's not gonna solve the problem!
    My be starting to heal and is itchy... can you check the site and see if it seems dry or the stiches are tightening up... that can be itchy. If yes, add some Neosporin to helps sooth the itch
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    5 days post op and Sampson is doing terrific! Although he does seem a little bit itchy when he sits for the most part he's back to normal. He can't stand being on a leash anymore so I decided to trust him enough to walk off leash in my gated back yard. Although his surgeon did call me back today and told me that when she sent his tail out for a culture test (Don't know if that's the correct term?) it came back with 2 bacterias. So now she added an extra week of the antibiotic Simplicef and a week of Amoxicillin! Has anyone ever given their bully amoxicillin before? Scary to know those bacterias were living inside of his body all because of his tail !

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    Great to hear he is doing well!!
    Amoxicillin... personally never used but have heard of others used it


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    Quote Originally Posted by SampsonsMumma View Post
    5 days post op and Sampson is doing terrific! Although he does seem a little bit itchy when he sits for the most part he's back to normal. He can't stand being on a leash anymore so I decided to trust him enough to walk off leash in my gated back yard. Although his surgeon did call me back today and told me that when she sent his tail out for a culture test (Don't know if that's the correct term?) it came back with 2 bacterias. So now she added an extra week of the antibiotic Simplicef and a week of Amoxicillin! Has anyone ever given their bully amoxicillin before? Scary to know those bacterias were living inside of his body all because of his tail !

    Amoxicillin is for humans. I guess dogs can have too. Make sure you give your dog greek yogurt or probiotics.

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    So it's been 2 weeks since Sampsons surgery and 4 days since he got his stitches removed. I noticed today that there was a little bit of oozing coming from a little part of the incision and contacted his vet right away just to be safe. She says this isn't that common and called in a prescription for another antibiotic clavamox which I will pick up and start giving him tomorrow. Has anyone else had issues with oozing after suture removal? Is this thr beginning of an infection? I'm a nervous wreck right now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SampsonsMumma View Post
    So it's been 2 weeks since Sampsons surgery and 4 days since he got his stitches removed. I noticed today that there was a little bit of oozing coming from a little part of the incision and contacted his vet right away just to be safe. She says this isn't that common and called in a prescription for another antibiotic clavamox which I will pick up and start giving him tomorrow. Has anyone else had issues with oozing after suture removal? Is this thr beginning of an infection? I'm a nervous wreck right now!
    We did not with Lambeau, but our girl had a vuvlaplasty and she has an issue with it similar to you are - right after stitches cane out. You did the best thing, got more meds, watch it closely and if it looks to not get better in a couple days on the Clavamox... get him to the vet for an examination.




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