Back out of sick bay
Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:38 am
He hit a tree Christmas time and got a good check over when we got home but there was no sign of injury or puncture wounds.
A small swelling was visible a day or so later but I didn't pay it much mind, just thought I would give him some kennel rest.
A week past and the swelling was getting slowly bigger so thinking the worst I had him to the vet to have it tested praying it wasn't a tumor.....200 sovs and a week later I was a happy chap to discover it was not a tumor just inflammatory fluid.
I knew now despite checking him that there must be something in there and it really started to get big.
Still giving him complete kennel rest and 3 weeks in the centre of the swelling became softer and had some heat about it so I knew it would not be long until it was ready to lance, my wife rang me to let me know that it had burst so I made my way home to get the big lad cleaned up and sorted.
I could get my whole finger inside the hole it left so in it went and made sure I had a good rub round to get rid of any necrotic flesh, flushed the wound right out with a mild antiseptic solution and applied intransite gel.
I left him off the anti-biotics as he heals better and quicker without them, another couple of weeks in the healing and tonight he pretty much dragged me out the door.
As expected he was way off the pace but busting to run everything he saw, he lifted one in an acrobatic catch but it was more about getting him back on the road to fitness than catching......just as well really! Lol lol
Glad to have my dog back and hopefully I can show him a few bits and bats before the end of the season.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:07 am
Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:40 am
Stevie, a similar thing happened with a young bitch I had, what was just a simple bang and tear, went far worse and I lost her, I belive, through the drugs perscribed, something reacted and she shut down.
Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:43 am
what a sad story that is stevie,, knowing you have droped a bollock is a heavy burden to carry round,,, especialy when you thought you were doing it for the right reasons
Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:40 pm
I probably didn't need to give the big lad as long a lay off, but he is only just 18 months so he will have plenty of seasons in front of him so I figured why rush things?
Normally for stoppers or cuts, grazes, knocks I don't worry too much just keep working but I did for one minute think this could be a tumor.
When I cleaned it out, I took about a 1/4 inch bit of conifer out of it even though as I say there were no obvious puncture wounds.....it was a nasty infection and I am sure it did his system no harm to have plenty of rest.
Thanks for the nice comments boys
Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:49 pm
Taking my bitch for a few tonight, This dogs been the bain of my life. Its been off since Oct had a toe off. Its looking a picture of health its been trotting beside the bike, living in the house and eating the best of beef.
Prior to that the dogs had colitus and a broken jaw. fingers crossed it makes it home tonight lol. Its Very keen and runs reckless its going on a five miler soon to hopefully take the edge of that..
The vets on speed dial...
Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:09 pm
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:12 am
Looks like it's back on the easy list for a few weeks.
Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:44 am
Rude boys season finished 3wks ago, collapsed lungs, severe cellulitis, was in the vets for 11 days, lost him once on the table. He's not even nearly right yet. Still nothing compared to some of the dogs above, bless you Steve. horrible thing to happen.
Reading the story on Wilfs dog then Steve's and also Giro's it just goes to show how tough this game can be on both dogs and their owners?
Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:25 am
Hope your dog continues to improve Wilf.
Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:34 am
As you know I had dramas with my old girl a few years back, but she recovered and put a shift in, but age and her injuries caught up with her eventually and she spends her days stealing my tomatoes and dreaming of eating my quail
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:40 am
Would be nice to see a pic of your hound.
Edited by Sirius, 16 February 2012 - 09:43 am.
Posted 16 February 2012 - 01:57 pm
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