And thank you! I think she gorgeous as well lol. Full of character. Just an attitude lol
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28-08-2015 16:46 #31
28-08-2015 17:20 #32
It depends how bad it is. I try and avoid sedation where possible and with experienced people holding her the vet may manage to shave it easier than you could without sedation. As the previous poster said, once you know what it is you may find some treatments that help without a vet trip. The vet may want to give you oral antibiotics as well as a cream but if it's just a superficial infection it's not really necessary and will be pretty costly for a dog her size. I would aim to get her to vets, hopefully clip the area and come back with some antiseptic solution to clean it and antibiotic cream. If you can apply it and clean twice daily it should clear up without tablets. (But it really depends on severity, how deep infection is, any other signs of skin infection elsewhere etc).
28-08-2015 17:21 #33Senior Member
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They won't sedate her unless they really have to. As long as she's not aggressive they will probably be able to get the nurse to hold her while the vet clips it. Vets are usually pretty quick and they have the right tools! My dogs always seem to put up with a lot more from the vet than they will for me too . Although my current dog pretty much just holds still for me now and let's me trim his hair and put the cream on...I think he knows I'm making it better lol.
They do cost a fortune unfortunately but I wouldn't ever be without them. GSd's are the best breed ever!
28-08-2015 18:03 #34
28-08-2015 18:06 #35
Oh she behaves at the vet because they give her treats lol she sooks when she gets her vaccinations. Cries like a baby but wants to cuddle them straight after lol. Hopefully when we go to do stuff to make her leg better she realises it and won't fight us.
Oh no way! Couldn't live without them! I love German shepherds 😀 my dad had a Belgium shepherd when I was younger and I always knew I wanted a German shepherd so when we were ready we got our baby. My Ziva. Yes she is named after the character on NCIS haha.
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28-08-2015 21:35 #36
It all happens at once with this dog! She's now got something wrong with her ear! She won't stop shaking her head and running around! I've tried to look at it and it does look a bit dirty but nothing unusual. She's trying to scratch it all the time, she can't settle down.
Dp is at work, so I'm trying to get her to settle in bed but it doesn't seem to be happening!
29-08-2015 11:42 #37
Feel like the worst pet owner!!!
Anyone who is interested in an update.
$200 later and they have said hot spots. On both legs!! She's on antibiotics for 2 weeks and needs it bathed with a certain soap twice a week and a cream once a day. Im relieved it wasn't serious. Just so expensive! Lol. The vet have her legs a bit of shave to see it properly and she was an angel. Didn't move lol. Then she did a scrapping to check for mites - she hated that. But no mites.
Thank you to everyone who posted! I really appreciate the help! X
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29-08-2015 16:11 #38Senior Member
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I was wondering how she went - so glad to hear she's ok!
29-08-2015 16:37 #39
When we bathed her we realised there's more at the base of her tail but it's not trimmed, so did my best to put cream there as well. I didn't check the mail yesterday and found a letter from the vet saying she's due for needles in a couple of weeks so we will get the vet to check it over when we take her back in. If she needs a shave again I'll take her in and get them to do it so I can out the cream on easier. She's looking a bit naked with patches on her legs but she will live lol
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