Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Mange- up close


Much to Pixels Horror I held her still long enough for an "up close" look at her mange spots. I know. I'm a mean mom. But I thought you'd all appreciate it. Her Left eye is most affected- it is red and sore- mostly because it was itchy and she kept scratching at it. Her right eye is less noticeable as the patch is under her eye and the hair is just thin, and the skin slightly red. She also has two patches on her muzzle- almost right on her lips actually. These the the "newer" spots.
The antibiotics are doing their job and she is hardly itchy at all right now- the skin although red is not inflamed.
She is doing fine otherwise- a little bratty because of the change of her exercise but otherwise okay. We get up half an hour earlier (5:15ish...) so we can go for a walk in the morning, and we've been playing lots, and lots of fetch. We've still been training at home, and I'm splitting her meals up more so that she can have stuffed kongs twice a day. Anything to keep her busy in the crate. So mostly she is fine- a little bored, and she really misses her daycare buddies, but she's still a happy little puppy!

5 comments:

Colleen said...

Glad to hear that Pixel isn't suffering too much! You're such a good doggie mom! What do you stuff your kongs with? I'm a little hesitant to use that kong spray can stuff, and I'm allergic to peanut butter...

Shep said...

Owch! Poor Pixel... poor you! Mange isn't fun, but at least you caught it really early. One of my Shepherd pups years ago broke with it, and he had the whole pirate eye patch thing going before it got better.

She has pretty eyes though! All the best blues for the closeup. ;)

ClassyChassy said...

I've never seen mange - thankfully! Very pretty dog - and a good owner to catch things before they get worse!

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Glad to know Pixel is improving!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

I'm so mad FOR YOU that Pixel has to go through all of this, and you too!