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Pupdate - Skin infection

December 4th 2012 1:12 pm
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So the lesions popping up all over the place appear to be a nasty skin infection. The vet shaved off some fur around one of them and took a sample to check under the microscope. There wasn't a large number of lymphocytes detected so they are treating it as a skin infection. I am now on antibiotics and medicated baths(every other day). Hopefully there will be a quick improvement. All I want to know is why last time all I had to do was hop on the scale and I got an Arby's roast beef sammy and this time nada! Nothing! OK, mom did stop at the grocery store and buy me a package of turkey franks but it isn't as exciting as going through the drive thru!

I also just had my bath so I am not too happy right now. Not to mention, mom made sure to keep massaging in the shampoo for the FULL 10 minutes. It says 5-10 minutes mom! 5 would be plenty. Because it is cold I even had to endure the dreaded blow dryer. She won't even let me go out right now. This is gonna be a long skin recovery. The vet says if it improves but then comes back after the antibiotics are gone, I may have to go back on them long term. We just aren't sure what is causing the skin issues right now. The vet also said my form of epitheliotropic lymphoma will spread internally. Mom needs to watch for swollen lymph nodes and changes in behavior. Thank goodness I still feel fine for now.


Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

December 4th 2012 at 11:47 pm

Hope it clears up soon!
Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

December 4th 2012 at 11:51 pm

Thank you for the pupdate, Chester.

When I get a bath, Mama also does what the instructions say about the maximum time for the shampoo. But she doesn't use the hair dryer on me - the noise scares me.

Love -

Barked by: Angel Petey- In Loving Memory (Dogster Member)

December 5th 2012 at 3:07 am

hope you feel better soon from this rash
Barked by: PEEK A BOO (Dogster Member)

December 5th 2012 at 5:13 am

I am sure that after a bath with medicated shampoo you will feel better
Our prayers go out to you and Mia and God will provide
love and hugs
Peek a Boo and family
Barked by: JAKIE, FOREVER LOVED (Dogster Member)

December 6th 2012 at 12:01 pm

Hope the rash goes away soon so you feel lots better. Prayers and Hugs to you and Mia!

Oodles of love,


Chester, A Springer Angel


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