Wednesday, August 28, 2013

It Takes Two!

This picture pretty much sums up how our week has been going--Especially for Sonny!  If you look closely at "the cone of shame" he has on, you'll see Sonny is actually wearing TWO of them.

It's a little drawn out story, so suffice it to say that Sonny who is really shedding, and suffering from extremely dry skin among other things was not to be outdone by Taylor's hot spot from a couple of weeks ago--He began chewing on his back leg while we weren't watching him and he ended up a pretty impressive hot-spot on his back leg.  So, we put on one e-collar.  But being a tall and lanky and very determined boy, he was able to find a way around the e-collar and made it worse, and he even added a second hot spot to other leg. We trumped his hot-spots with a second e-collar that added the perfect amount of rigidity to the first one, and it has made him unable to reach his back legs--And believe me, he's tried!!  Sonny did of course need a trip to the vet and he was given some medications and so he's on the mend and feeling a lot better!  And that makes me feel better too!

31 comments:

  1. NOT the Cone of Shame times two OMG!

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  2. So sorry to hear about Sonny and his hot spot. One thing I have learned from Roscoe is the determination they have. Roscoe has licked himself as well and given himself a tiny hot spot, but the vet sent a spray and he has not had one anymore. He does lick but I tell him to quit it and he does. I am lucky though that I am with him during the day, so I can look after him constantly. he is spoiled.
    Hoep Sonny gets better soon. Ana

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  3. Poor determined Sonny! Too funny to look at, but I'm sure not so funny to deal with. Itchy paws and only one hot spot here, but it's been a strange summer for them shedding out properly. (which only adds to the itchies). Thanks for your comment on the little dog--that really means allot to me. I would have loved to keep him, but knew it wasn't fair to him, me or the other critters that demand love and scritches. But still hard...
    Tammy

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  4. Poor Sonny. It looks like that cone has been beat up a bit. We've been lucky to not need a cone often around here but when we did with our first hard headed GSD she would just bash it into things and keep pushing until she pushed through whatever the obstacle was.

    Cindy

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  5. Awwww... poor pup!!!! Hopefully he wont' have to wear that cone of shame too long. :(
    xo Catherine

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  6. Double trouble - but good to know that things are getting better.

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  7. Poor little boy. The itchies are just awful! Glad he is on the mend. I am sure he is receiving extra attention.
    Gus' Mom

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  8. Poor Boy! Hot Spots...itchy bits and TWO Cones of Shame! Give that boy a treat.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  9. Poor little boy! Hope his legs heal quickly. We used to have to wash Monty in a special weak(!) bleach solution to rid him of his itchies and it did work but it meant bath time every two days for a few weeks and you can imagine what that was like!! Lily. xxx

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  10. Oh No! and the look on his face says it all - good to know he is on the mend. The last picture says it all....I wouldn't actually want to know what he is thinking! lol.

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  11. Hi Kim, oh poor Sunny, hope he feels better soon and gets those off, Blessings Francine.

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  12. Two cones of shame? Poor, poor Sonny. Hope the hot spots are healing. Sonny actually looks pretty happy, despite the cones, in your photo!

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  13. Poor boy! Our cone is too flexible too, good idea!

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  14. Hot spots can be SOOOOO uncomfortable for a pup. Glad to hear the second cone is doing the job and stopping the licking and chewing. xox

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  15. Hot spots can be SOOOOO uncomfortable for a pup. Glad to hear the second cone is doing the job and stopping the licking and chewing. xox

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  16. oh sonny!
    it just all shows in their faces doesn't it?
    my neighbors had a little dachshund that had terrible grass allergies that kept her whole under carriage raw in the summer. the vet finally found some antidote for it in pill form. from then on . . . a piece of cake!
    and we all know how dachshunds love cake.
    you have a long weekend coming up dear heart! press on! with our love and admiration!!! xo

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  17. Double cones ! Great if it's ice cream. A downer if it's the CoS.

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  18. It is one thing after the other at your house---you are an angel Kim!!!
    Poor Sonny.............

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  19. Hi Y'all!

    Ah, "The Cone"...poor boy.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  20. Oh poor Sonny. I hope he is better soon. He and Storm stuck in the cone. Looks like neither of them are loving it. Here's hoping they are both sprung soon!

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  21. Hi Kim, So glad you figured out a way to keep Sonny from making matters worse. Hopefully, his spots will clear up quickly. I don't know how you do it Kim-I've got a 5 mos old Cairn pup(a friends who I got cornered into dogsitting for)and tonight our daughter's Bichon will also be here. Hunter and Lily are fine but the pup isn't really house broken and even though I take him out every 15 min. he still pees when I'm not looking. I forgot how much work puppies are. Hope you have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  22. Seems like this time of the year brings out the itch. Wonder Sonny does not get some other doggie to do his scratching for him. Your grass still looks so green.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog last week.
    Sweet William The Scot

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  23. Hot spots are the worst! Hope both spots heal quickly.

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  24. That is some look he is giving you, Kim.
    Hope Sonny heals quickly!

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  25. So glad two of them worked!!!
    And good to hear the hot spots are getting better.
    love
    tweedles

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  26. Sonny you cheeky rascal. Never seen a doggie with two cones of shame. We reckon you deserve two cones of ice cream as a reward mate. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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  27. Oh the poor guy! If only they understood we are trying to help them.

    Sam

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