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Old 03-06-2019, 07:14 PM
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Hi, I haven't posted in a long time or haven't been active either.
Jr went to the vets today for dark brown in between his paws. He has yeast on his feet.The vet said he thinks we got it early enough and medication and wipes should be good.
So I always put Jr on a muzzle when he sees the vet. But today I felt extra nervous. The vet looking him over and the assistant was holding him. And I completely was freaking out. And Jr was nervous but doing nothing. The vet was like has he ever bitten anyone before. I said no but I don't trust him. The vet said that he wasn't even growling and he's just feeding off of my nervous energy. Which is true. I had got to the point where I was going to walk out the room to take a short walk outside. But I stayed. Me and the vet and his assistant talked about that I should be giving Jr more credit. And not assume he's going to try to bite someone's hand or face. As the vets face was close to Jr.
I've never gotten that terrified of thinking he'd bite the vet. But after I calmed a bit I joking said I'm the one who needs the muzzle and we all had a good laugh.
On another note I brought to the attention of the vet that about once a year he has a yeast problem. Last year it was on his back and the years before that he got early infections. He told me it's just what he "has" and he's a allergy dog.
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:37 PM
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I'm glad Jr got the medication he needed and I don't blame either of you for being nervous. Maybe probiotics would help?

I'm old enough to remember when young ladies bought yogurt for....ahem....personal problems....instead of Monistat 7 so I'm supplementing Laurel.
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Old 03-06-2019, 10:48 PM
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Lol 😄
I never even thought about that (probiotics) I will look at pill form (or however they sell it) at Petsmart. But I can always go the natural way with yogurt.
I'm just hoping that'll do (what they gave him)
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Old 03-07-2019, 02:00 AM
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Ari, why were you 'freaking out' when Junior was seeing the vet? Has he ever bitten anyone? I always have my hand near the muzzle area on my reactive chihuahua. She is a fear bitter, but has never offered to bite anyone, except me when she was a baby. I got her out of that with a lot of attention and love. I just ignored the snarly face and went about whatever I wanted to do. It took only a few weeks. I think the vet is right, it might be YOU!
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Old 03-07-2019, 02:46 AM
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He hasn't bit anyone.
When we have visitors he goes insane barking to the point where it's annoying. And I just figure if he gets close he'd bite them.
I saw the vet didn't want me to hold him and I completely freaked and honestly his assistant was doing a great job with Jr. No growling whatsoever. Nervous but allowing them to do what they wanted/needed.
And when the vet put his face near his muzzle I got even more terrified that I held Jr by his collar to let him know I was still there as he was facing away from me. I really don't know why I was just thinking he's going to bite. My anxiety was super high.
I do agree with the vet also that I just was feeding him my energy. I wonder how Jr would do without me. Maybe he'd be a little bit less nervous. They probably could become friends lol
But I did apologize many times afterwards when I had him in my arms again. I was like I'm so sorry for being a pain it's just the way I am. He was like it's okay your fine, correction dogs are more aggressive then him. I was just glad to pay and get out.
But for next visit I will try my absolute best to keep calm and breathe.

On another note the vet recommended a cone to keep the paw dry (stop the licking) and Jr is having a really hard time with the cone. He just freezes and takes him a long time to lay down and just whining. It's going to be a long couple of nights.
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Old 03-07-2019, 04:20 PM
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Ari, there are some 'inner tube' type of cones that do not restrict his vision. I'm not saying he can't see with the cone on, but many dogs hate the cone like ones. The other option MAY be to use some baby socks?? I tape the top of the sock, and then turn down the top to hide the tape. I only used them in 'school' where we were instructed to use them, to make sure the pup would 'let' you put something on his feet. Many dogs HATE to have their feet touched, and this 'exercise' tried to lessen this behavior.
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Old 03-07-2019, 06:49 PM
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The cone was Jojos cone. I had bought it at Petsmart and I grabbed the hard plastic blue one and a tube one and I asked an employee which one she recommended and she said depends on the dog. She said some dogs "pop" the tube with their claws. So I just went with the cheaper option the hard plastic cone.
I wouldn't trust Jr with a sock over night. I'd feel like he'd rip it off.
Jr does well when I'm taking care of him not to lick. It's when I'm out or asleep he licks his paw. Which the vet said the less he licks the quicker it'll dry. Also why I feel like a sock wouldn't be a good idea as his paw needs to "air dry"
He didn't do too bad last night he finally got comfy after telling him to lay down with a few treats and he stayed put for the night. He does walk funny with the cone which is a bit funny lol
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Old 03-09-2019, 03:47 PM
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I would take a peek at your local "dangerous dog" laws. Laurel went through a bitey phase and it helped me a lot to know exactly what the laws are.

If somebody abuses my dog and she defends herself before I can protect her, the human is at fault according to the laws of my area. I would fight it in court and win, although not for the reasons we might want.
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