Kimberlie

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Hi everyone.
Worried mom right about now.

Murphy had his last ( hopefully) cherry eye surgery on Tuesday.
Went great and it looks like it won't be back :yes:
She did the tuck underneath but way lower than usual and closer to his nose.

I didn't want to take any chances of it coming up back right after surgery so he has had his cone on since then, 5 days. And was going to keep it on until his first check up on Thursday
With lots of scratched and rubs around that area of course
My husband kept saying that he had a funky smell in his facial region so I cleaned and cleaned, even the neck area.
Got it all dry and it was better.

& ive also been giving him water through a huge syringe- didn't want the cone off.
He loves it
Thinks it's a game.
A little would drop on the cone and I would wipe it down immedeitly after every drink
I swear I think he drinks more water from that than on his own.

I am getting to a point :) trust me
Want to get all my facts out there :D


So I went to give him a bath last night and I noticed a pink spot on his neck
Almost like it was raw from the cone.
So I cleaned every inch of him and got him dry

Well that one spot just would not dry for the life of me
And it clicked that we may have a hot spot on our hands
And it's huge!!!

So I dried and cleaned with witch hazel and this anti fungal before I put him to bed
Trust me I had the clippers out after reading for about 2 hours
So I tested it out and he wasn't scared of it
There was just no staying still so I didn't chance it
:(

And I know I need to keep it dry

So the cone went back on for bedtime just in case he decided to scratch
Which I don't think he can move his leg that high haha

Got up this morning
And looked, the entire area was a green ( I'm assuming pus) and dripping from the ends of his hair

Cleaned it up, called the vet, now waiting to hear back around 8. And hopefully with our actual vet.

So thoughts? Any are appreciated.
Is it because the water dripping down??
I know we all say we take good care of our bullies and don't expect these things to happen but :( !!

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I was told to outline the area to see if it spreads-I did it lightly so it will wash off
 

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Yep -- hot spot...... shave the area and keep it clean and dry -- dry is your friend for this. There is a spray for Hotspots made by Vectricyn, about $30 bucks for the bottle -- it works great. The spot could be from the cone, stress or food related, but at this point, I would just be focused on the care and drying it out
 

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[MENTION=14691]Kimberlie[/MENTION] Martha had entropion surgery awhile back. She had to wear the cone for two weeks. She got hot spots all around her neck from it. I sprayed the spots with Vetericyn,and once the cone was off, I sprayed them, and in about 4 days, they were gone. Now Maude will be wearing the cone,and I suppose the same thing will happen.
 
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Thanks for the feedback.
Going to the vet at 10:30.

When you used the spray, did you shave that area?? And do you get the spray from the vet or a store??
I usually like to research these things because I've noticed about 50% of the time I can find the product they want to prescribe me for much cheaper.
 

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[MENTION=14691]Kimberlie[/MENTION] No, I didn't shave the area, and I bought the Vetericyn at the Feed supply store.
 

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Thanks for the feedback.
Going to the vet at 10:30.

When you used the spray, did you shave that area?? And do you get the spray from the vet or a store??
I usually like to research these things because I've noticed about 50% of the time I can find the product they want to prescribe me for much cheaper.

you can get it off Amazon too, it's pretty magical stuff.
 

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Hi, you've already received great advice from everyone above. It does look like a hot spot, but since you are going to the vet, he can confirm. If it is caused by the cone, and he still needs to wear one, you can buy a soft cone from PetValu or Petsmart and switch to it, instead of the rigid hard cone, which may be rubbing.
 
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They shaved his next, cleaned and out medication on it.
They sent me home with
Entederm/anima X/dermavet ointment
And I already have a cleaner at home for it

:)

Looks better shaved image.jpeg
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Taking a nap on the way home

He was good
I think it may be itchy because he just sat there when we were cleaning it
 

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