About 2 weeks ago, it appeared Muffin had a "hot spot" on her hind quarters ... we kind of figured she got bit by a small spring critter and licked the area raw. But then ... a few more spots showed up ... she had her bi-yearly exam and the doc did some tests and cultures -- he said she had a skin infection -- probably from the soil or something in the backyard. She has very sensitive skin from having mange, so he wanted to get us working on healing her before the skin cultures came back. We started her on a strict regimen of spray and shampoo, while waiting for the culture skin tests to come back-it takes 10 days. Some days she looked like she was getting better, but other days we'd find a new spot. Finally, the culture came in--it's some strange form of ringworm that they have seen in the last few months in dogs around the area! YUCKY! So, we ramped up the baths, cream and spray. The vet said that he has seen a high number of cases this spring-possibly from the ground / soil not going through a prolonged hard freeze during the winter months. Ringworm is also airborne so it could have gotten on her anywhere, anyplace.Now, Miss Muffin looks like a prize fighter or she was on the losing end of something she was going after IN THE CORNER! That grey cat perhaps? She is still on antibiotics, medicinal shampoo, and anti-fungal cream for the affected areas. She's eating, drinking, going "outside", running to THE CORNER, and trying her best to not scratch or lick ...Most dogs see results with that medicine but Muffin's sensitive skin is giving us a run for our money ... we finally had to break down and do sulfonated lyme treatments ... YES sulfonated lyme - so Miss Muffin smells like an Easter egg and ... it also dyed Miss Muffin's WHITE WHITE paws YELLOW-so she kind of looked like a bright yellow Easter egg too! But it won't last long! The infection needs to run it's course - usually 4 - 6 weeks, without treatment LONGER. Hopefully we are close to being healed.
MISS MUFFIN is just MOPEY & MISERABLE
THIS IS MISS MUFFIN on ANTIBIOTICS, CREAM, SHAMPOO & SULFONATED LYME
|I'm not feeling that great ... they keep putting cream on my face!|
|Those white spots are where I have sores and have lost some fur.|
I hope it grows back!
My face is sore, but mom and dad are helping me get better
I will let mom take more pictures of me as I start to heal!
Please keep me in your thoughts.
In this picture I'm loving getting petted, but I'm checking out
WHAT's IN THE CORNER!