Two days ago we noticed some bumps on Pixie’s chest; two bigger ones near her armpit and two smaller ones more central of her belly. They weren’t red or itchy so we assumed she’d just been bitten by a bug or something.
The next day, late in the evening, she started licking at them as if they were itching, and they were a lot redder. We put an inflatable cone on her to prevent her bothering the area which worked really well.
Cue this morning, where we wake up and everywhere is inflamed, red, and sore!
We phoned the vet surgery we use and our vet isn’t in until Friday – aaagh!
There’s a female vet in tomorrow but we have no idea how good she is (there are two absolutely dreadful vets at our surgery, then the mystery one, and then ours). The receptionist we spoke to said if we went tomorrow at 8.30am there was a chance our vet could see us quickly before she preps for surgery, so we are hoping to be able to do that.
I’ve read on a group that a fair few owners use vets who don’t examine their dogs, rather they take in photos, ask what information the vet needs beforehand etc. Unfortunately we can’t do that because both the vets we might be seeing won’t be in until tomorrow, but I’ve taken photos of the rash, Pixie’s gums, ears etc.
Pixie will most likely be in the room with us at the vets, in her pupoose, but I REALLY do not want the vet examining her unless it’s really really absolutely unavoidable.
Here are some photos we’ll be taking…
My poor poor girl, she really didn’t need this 😦
Wish us luck tomorrow, and if you’ve experienced anything similar or have any tips for soothing itching we’d love to hear it!