Saturday, December 14, 2013

'Cone on' the Rottweiler

Poor Louie has a hotspot on the side of his head and is relegated to the cone of shame. The Vet said we caught it in time and should heal with help of antibiotics and a topical spray to dry it out.
I guess these things can turn really nasty, real quickly. We noticed it Weds. evening and thought it might have been a small cyst that broke. Cleaned it up but couldn't see anything. Thurs. it looked the same, cleaned it up again and decided if it was the same on Fri he would go in. Vet said his ear on that side was black and blue ( can you tell?????) I mentioned he did hit his head pretty hard on the kitchen cabinet earlier in the week in his zeal to eat dinner. Vet said it was possible that open a small scrap that got infected. This type of bacteria infection is similar to the flesh eating bacteria in that the skin dies. Fri. morning his skin did look different in the small spot he had scratched fur off so we got him in in time to halt it.

As you can see he is not a happy camper. Heard him several times during the night bouncing off a few things in the bedroom but he is learning to navigate the house with it.

He is suppose to wear it until he sees the Vet on Weds........oh joy.


  1. You are right that hot spots can get very bad very fast. Best to go with an all out assault even if it means the cone of shame. At least he can see through it so he won't bang into too many things, but watch out for your shins.

    Mango Momma

  2. Oh no not the cone of shame. Sending healing vibes and POTP and a satnav.
    Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Oh, poor Louie. I hope things heal up fast!

  4. Louie, dude... I got a few hot spots during the summer. They suck! That spray stuff really worked well to dry them out. I got to where I actually liked it when SHE sprayed me. Thank dog I didn't gave to wear the cone of shame! Feel better soon!

    Otto. And Ruby :-). And Bart, too

  5. Howdy Mates. Oooh that sounds bad. We have paws crossed for ya Louie. We've never had any hot spots (touch wood) butt they don't sound much fun. Take care. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory