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08/31/16 02:36 PM
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Yesterday my husband had to take Diva to the vet to have a look at her paw (she keeps licking it but we can't see anything wrong with it).

The (holistic) vet loves our dogs, gets right on the floor with them instead of putting the dog on a raised table, and the girls are totally relaxed with him. He examined her, gave her an acupuncture treatment, and send her for an x-ray at a nearby emergency clinic.

When she came back from the x-ray, she was panting a lot (stress), which lasted for a few hours. We just figured she was stressed from being separated from her "dad". However, last night I was scratching her and noticed a big sore in her neck. It was crusting over but still weepy. My first thought was (and is) that this happened at the clinic, that somehow she got injured from the prong collar, either because she struggled or someone yanked her. Do you think that is possible? Probable?


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Could it be a hot spot? We typically have trouble with those when the weather is hot and humid. It seems like any little scratch will escalate overnight into a crusty, weeping sore. With Quinn they often pop up where the hair is dense like the poufs of fur on his butt, so I can miss them until they are fairly large. The darn things can grow very quickly and if they are in a location that the dog can lick they can be a shocking size rapidly. Diva may have had a poke from the prong which allowed the staph bacteria to get going and cause a sore.


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I never thought about hot spots. However, it's not in an area that she can lick, it's at the top of her neck. If she did get poked by the prong, it was not while she was with us. I just can't think of another plausible explanation than that it happened when she was getting the x-ray. thinking


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Good she can't get at it! Quinn can lick a hot spot into a naked seeping mess a couple of inches wide in short order. He always sneaks off to do it. Diva may well have had a poke during the x-ray, not necessarily from rough handling, maybe just positioning her. In any case, all skin erosions get the same treatment, exposure to air, disinfection, some kind of topical antibiotic. Do you use Vetericyn?


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I'm not sure of the name of the antibiotic cream we use. It's from the holistic vet. The tube is kinda white and salmon-colored - I think it's called Zymox, but not sure.


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Sorry to hear that Diva has a sore. I have used both Zymox and Vetricyn, both are good products.


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A little update.

The vet called K. to go over the x-ray results (some soft tissue inflammation), and K. mentioned the sore. K. said that he is not accusing anyone, but only wanted him to be aware. Dr. said that he didn't notice any sores when he examined her, and he has asked for a picture. He is going to follow up with the clinic as a teaching opportunity(they should know never to restrain a dog with a prong). Dr. also agreed that would explain her stress panting when she came back.


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That terrible - Cara had sores on her neck when she went to daycare as they where restraining her - which where very similar to one you describe. I found out they where tying her up! M hope you put in a complaint.

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We tried taking a picture last night, but we didn't get the right spot exposed.

The x-ray clinic did call yesterday afternoon to see how Diva was doing - we guess the Dr. called them already.

I also checked the name of the cream, and I was way off, lol! It's called "cicatrisan".


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Homeopathic ointment, looks interesting! http://www.rockwellnutrition.com/cicatrisane-cream-by-unda-seroyal.html Regular calenda would help too.

She hasn't been scratching her neck with her paw? Hate to think the clinic caused that frown


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