Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Hot Spot

Our pugs consistently have had varied ailments. I have hoped and hoped that each vet-visit would at least help us in the future, that we could say "we know what to do!" and save ourselves a vet bill. For a while there they were all about being individual in their sickness and injuries. At last, Sophie has had our first recurrence!

Here I am pointing to it. It's a little hard to see from far away- this one isn't at bad as the one she had before. Sophie's first hot spot happened pre-blog, on her shoulder. We are lucky that we caught this one early, and still had leftover medication left. Hot spots aren't a huge deal- our own neighbor treats his dog's hot spots with just plain alcohol to dry them up. Knowing what we're dealing with = no vet bill!

There's a close up of the hot spot. I noticed it because they sort of swell and ooze, and her leg looked wet.

The other pugs gave Sophie a choo-choo-train of sympathy. Harles has apparently gotten over his sitters' barbaric acts yesterday!


The Devil Dog said...

That is a great photo at the end. We know what you mean about pug recurring pug illnesses. Lucky and I never do the same thing twice. It bums mom out totally.


Brutus and Miley said...

I know what you mean about recurring problems, it's nice to know what to do! Harles, we miss you but you are so needed to keep those gals in line! Hope your mom feels better. :)

BrandytheGreat said...

Hello there you felllas!
We wanna say thank you for your pretty ecard!

Kelly said...

Sophie, I am not surprised at ALL that you got a Hott-spot. You sit around all day being a Hottie for Salinger! Sooner or later, it was bound to happen!

Nevis said...

LOVE the choo-choo chain of love!

Joe Stains said...

What an adorable photo! We sure hope that hot spot gets better. ouchy :(