Monday, November 30, 2009

Cyrus Has a Big Problem


This is the second of these sores. The first one was almost this big and you can now see it closer to his nose, as a small red spot. It's opening up a bit with the constant licking and rubbing. I started treating this one earlier than the first and had made progress, ran out of antibiotics as the holiday happened. Started this round the day after Thanksgiving, only now it's a bigger dose. There is no way to keep a dog from licking his lips, so it's impossible to keep this sore clean and dry. So far neither of these sores has dulled his apatite. His bowel seems normal. I'm about at my wit's end.

He does not want to let me clean it or take its picture. So, this is a blurry and badly lit picture, but you can see how deep it is and how big in diameter--bigger than a quarter for sure.

9 comments:

sunshine said...

How distressing this must be for you.

I know that you're not going to feel good until he does. Hoping that this new one goes away.. PRONTO!
Poor Cyrus.. and you!

((Hugs))
Laura

Gwendolyn H. Barry said...

Sending you both Light!

Jerry Critter said...

Have you tried Bitter Apple?

Elizabeth said...

Dear Mom,

Thanks for taking such good care of me.

Love,

Cyrus

Steve said...

sending good thoughts to you and Cyrus and hoping this clears up soon

gfid said...

chin rub and ear scritch for Cyrus. hug for you. nothing is worse than feeling unable to help someone who depends on you.

gfid said...

chin rub and ear scritch for Cyrus. hug for you. nothing is worse than feeling unable to help someone who depends on you.

D.K. Raed said...

it looks so painful & in such an impossible place to keep him from licking! you had a good idea about a bug bite since they could be living on/in his beloved bed.

in addn to everything else you & the vet are trying, you might want to totally change his bedding & to put him on a very bland diet for awhile. is he on meds or supplements that might be causing reactions?

we had one big dog get terrible mouth & nose sores that were cleared up with Baytril and adding some kind of acid-reducer to her diet & using a vet Rx silver zinc oxide on the sores. her sores looked more like the little one, not big & open like Cy's big one.

I don't know, but wonder, if there is some way to keep his mouth shut, except for eating and drinking, until it heals, or would that be too stressful for him?

big hugs for You & Cyrus!

Randal Graves said...

Hope you find a solution and that Cyrus can get back to hanging out in that special way that he does.