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No, ripe it off 3x, fixed it, has a hot spot, working on that, now wears a cone n still finds a way trying to remove it. Like crap man…
Duke reincarnated!! Keeping you on your toes!
 
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Oh no! That’s terrible,

It’s so frustrating when that happens, especially when some dogs are cone experts and bend the cone so they can get to the sore!

One of my dogs is a cone expert and actually found a way to take it fully off!

Hopefully with the cone on, she won’t be able to get to it as easily.

Hopefully she heals up and stops taking it off, it’s so hard to keep them calm especially when they are young.
Ohhh she’s the expert alright. The cone she has its made with this thick hard plastic with a thick nylon around the neck. Like almost impossible for her to break. Pffft, she cracked it, made dents in it n I’m now using Gorilla tape as it’s stronger than duct tape to hold the crack lolll…but hey it’s working 👍 she’s got another 1.5 week to go so I’m stretching it. 🤷🏼‍♀️
 

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Ohhh she’s the expert alright. The cone she has its made with this thick hard plastic with a thick nylon around the neck. Like almost impossible for her to break. Pffft, she cracked it, made dents in it n I’m now using Gorilla tape as it’s stronger than duct tape to hold the crack lolll…but hey it’s working 👍 she’s got another 1.5 week to go so I’m stretching it.

They are definitely very smart, hopefully she recovers fast and stays calm for the remaining 1.5 weeks, but it can definitely be hard when they are young and also when they are cone experts! Hopefully the gorilla tape keeps the cone together for the reminder of recovery!

Keep me updated.
 
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They are definitely very smart, hopefully she recovers fast and stays calm for the remaining 1.5 weeks, but it can definitely be hard when they are young and also when they are cone experts! Hopefully the gorilla tape keeps the cone together for the reminder of recovery!

Keep me updated.
She cried in the night so definitely something isn’t right. Took everything off n she has 4 hot spots 🤬
 

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UGH!! how is she today?
I know it’s an EB forum n not for other breeds but in this case I’m showing how bad HS can spread even on EB or any dogs, cats n showing members to be on the ball. HS are basically like a Blister/Cold sore which can spread. Yes it spreads. Sadie had one HS. I did use NuStock on it. 2 days later it started to smell again and I removed the splint again. When I saw her paw as per photo I freaked out n was so mad at that vet which wasn’t my vet as he was in surgery. It was blistered flesh hanging n one area was going green. Now definitely you need to stop putting anything that’s moisture. These sores needed a drying agent immediately. I hated to do this but last resort was water n a lot of salt. Water needs to taste like the ocean basically. I soaked her whole foot in the bucket of salty water for a good 5 mins n twirling the water with my hand. I also made sure I used my finger to go in between her toes n all. Dried her foot n let it air dry and no I did not rinse with fresh water. It was like night n day. The salt completely cleaned n dried up the sores as you can see the last 2 photos. I decided to remove the splint completely. It’s a broken toes n as we all know not much anyone can do for a broken toe. Plus it wasnt broken as it wasn’t completely out. Not at all. Yesterday she stopped hopping n started to put her foot down n walking on it. She does lift it outside as it’s still fresh. I do put her a small vet wrap to protect the sores. I just finished soaking it again n she’s sleeping. Yes the cone needs to be on. One more thing, yes do shave around the HS. In my case since it was on the paw n pads plus she’s a long hair dog I used hairdresser scissors that cuts to the tip of the blades.

So to all furballs members out there, “extreme” HotSpots, salt is the key.
 

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I know it’s an EB forum n not for other breeds but in this case I’m showing how bad HS can spread even on EB or any dogs, cats n showing members to be on the ball. HS are basically like a Blister/Cold sore which can spread. Yes it spreads. Sadie had one HS. I did use NuStock on it. 2 days later it started to smell again and I removed the splint again. When I saw her paw as per photo I freaked out n was so mad at that vet which wasn’t my vet as he was in surgery. It was blistered flesh hanging n one area was going green. Now definitely you need to stop putting anything that’s moisture. These sores needed a drying agent immediately. I hated to do this but last resort was water n a lot of salt. Water needs to taste like the ocean basically. I soaked her whole foot in the bucket of salty water for a good 5 mins n twirling the water with my hand. I also made sure I used my finger to go in between her toes n all. Dried her foot n let it air dry and no I did not rinse with fresh water. It was like night n day. The salt completely cleaned n dried up the sores as you can see the last 2 photos. I decided to remove the splint completely. It’s a broken toes n as we all know not much anyone can do for a broken toe. Plus it wasnt broken as it wasn’t completely out. Not at all. Yesterday she stopped hopping n started to put her foot down n walking on it. She does lift it outside as it’s still fresh. I do put her a small vet wrap to protect the sores. I just finished soaking it again n she’s sleeping. Yes the cone needs to be on. One more thing, yes do shave around the HS. In my case since it was on the paw n pads plus she’s a long hair dog I used hairdresser scissors that cuts to the tip of the blades.

So to all furballs members out there, “extreme” HotSpots, salt is the key.
OH MY GOODNESS!!! your poor girl.... so sorry she and you went through all that - what a mess. happy you got her healing up and out of discomfort.

And, for the record, just because this is a bulldog forum, we still care about all your other babies!
 
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OH MY GOODNESS!!! your poor girl.... so sorry she and you went through all that - what a mess. happy you got her healing up and out of discomfort.

And, for the record, just because this is a bulldog forum, we still care about all your other babies!
I know, I still respect it. But yes I’ll post things like this so if it happens to others they’ll know what to do.
 
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How is Sadie today? Hopefully getting better?
Her HS are almost dried up. Just the one above her pad, there’s another little pad up there. She’s limping today but not much. She bolted out the door. Another puppy moment. I raised my voice n she stopped immediately. I now have her go out along without the other 2 n she’s in the house more often. It’s an acreage right so for her it’s freedom n no leash. Thanks for asking 😊
 

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Her HS are almost dried up. Just the one above her pad, there’s another little pad up there. She’s limping today but not much. She bolted out the door. Another puppy moment. I raised my voice n she stopped immediately. I now have her go out along without the other 2 n she’s in the house more often. It’s an acreage right so for her it’s freedom n no leash. Thanks for asking 😊

That’s great they are healing up, hopefully she stays calm enough to let it heal for the last little bit. 😊
It’s definitely hard when they are young to keep them calm.

Keep me updated 😊
 

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Oh dang!!!!!!! she is gorgeous!!!! and.............. slow down lil girl :)
 
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Oh dang!!!!!!! she is gorgeous!!!! and.............. slow down lil girl :)
She’s now 15 months neither of us has slow down. Teenage rebel 🤬

She’s a farm dog. Sadly she’s not socializing much. I need to bring her out more.
 

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