You do what you have to

Discussion in 'General Mastiff Discussion' started by Smokeycat, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Smokeycat

    Smokeycat Well-Known Member

    The joys of a dog whose neck is too big for a cone. What you can't see is the layers underneath the sock to help keep him from being able to access the abscess that needs to heal. I also have discovered that his feet are too big for my socks to fit normally. I had cut the toe and put it on upside down or it comes off on it's own.

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  2. Bailey's Mom

    Bailey's Mom Super Moderator Staff Member

    Oh, Poor Kryten! What has happened? Poor Boy. He's such a trooper...always trying to put on the brave face for Mom. "I'm okay, Mom, but it hurts...and it itches. I'll try to not lick it, but the socks help. Thank you, Mommy!" (Just channeling the big boy, he wants his Mom to know he appreciates her.):rolleyes:
  3. Smokeycat

    Smokeycat Well-Known Member

    He was treated for what we think was either a skin irritation or infection that had become a lick granuloma back in November. The bumps created by his licking never went away and likely won't without surgery. Every so often it would seem to bug him and we would catch him licking it, a topical treatment would settle things back down. This time I tried something different based on a response from someone who uses a holistic vet. The bump has decreased in size drastically but there has been pus discharge for the first time ever and then a crack appeared across the bump. If you have ever had a blister under a callus you know the callus tends to crack after the blister deflates. We think this is what happened. The skin has gotten so thick that it trapped bacteria which then formed an abscess which has now 'popped'.
  4. DennasMom

    DennasMom Well-Known Member

    Oooh, fun! (not really).
    But, glad the abscess has popped and released the nasties; hopefully it can heal quickly now!
  5. Bailey's Mom

    Bailey's Mom Super Moderator Staff Member

    Eek...puss...ooh! Not my strong suit all the blood/guts/gore/puss stuff, so koodos to you for being a strong-stomached Mastiff Mommy.

    Poor Baby! Poor Mommy! Hope it heals for good...Hugs to both of you
  6. Sheila Braund

    Sheila Braund Well-Known Member

    Oh poor baby! Hope he heals quickly!

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