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When my girl had her echo/EKG the hair grew back fairly quickly. However the deep puncture wounds she received from a Great Dane attack when she was 7-8 months old scarred over and the hair has never grown back.
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Thank you so much for your updates! Glad they are good ones!
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Wonderful to hear she's doing so well! Have you tried the dermal oil by Natural Animal Solutions? Might help with the scars, healing process and keep the skin soft.
:O just realize they have that! Tomorrow I'll go and get some and use it together with the coconut oil, hopefully it helps things heal faster

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When my girl had her echo/EKG the hair grew back fairly quickly. However the deep puncture wounds she received from a Great Dane attack when she was 7-8 months old scarred over and the hair has never grown back.
Yeah I think I can understand how scarred area might permanently damage hair follicles, let's just hope if the hair doesn't grow back where the scars were, the area will be covered up by the surrounding hair (once the shaved area grow back). I remember last time when Mika had her echo/halter her hair fully grew back in about 2 months.

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:O just realize they have that! Tomorrow I'll go and get some and use it together with the coconut oil, hopefully it helps things heal faster
Just be warned, its not the most pleasant smell haha! Let me know though. I hope it helps your girl.

Its also nice to just massage into the coat if it feels a little dry at times.
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It's good to hear Mika is doing good. Aloe vera & vit e works great to regrow hair.
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Latest pic of her eye:



As you can see the side is starting to turn white and the red bit is looking much lighter compared to the pic in my previous post.

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Just be warned, its not the most pleasant smell haha! Let me know though. I hope it helps your girl.

Its also nice to just massage into the coat if it feels a little dry at times.
I think I'm going to get the dermal cream instead of the dermal oil, as the cream contains additional ingredients like golden seal, witch hazel, vitamin E etc.

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I think I'm going to get the dermal cream instead of the dermal oil, as the cream contains additional ingredients like golden seal, witch hazel, vitamin E etc.
I've got both -- the dermal cream is good for cuts and grazes (like my silly boy occasionally gets from being a silly doofus) or for putting on callouses because of the vitamin E in it, and the oil is just nice to put on the coat if he's been rubbing his body all over the grass and its got crap on it or his coat is a little dry and needs a tiny boost to feel better. Get both.
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That's horrible! sorry it happened to your dog.
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I just noticed that the area around the wounds feel warmer compared to the rest of her body. Anyone know whether this indicate infection or is this normal healing process?

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Keep a close eye on any of the deep puncture wounds, just in case they abscess.

Hugz to your girl and I hope she heals up just fine.
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OceanS,

You have absolutely no reason to feel bad about the other dog being put down. Who knows the next time it could have been somebody's child.

When I walk Max I have to go past a house where a guy has three Rottweilers behind a 4' fence. Two of them are really aggressive and if they are outside are kept in an enclosure with a fenced top because they jumped the fence before and the neighbors complained. The guy had numerous complaints and paid some fines.

I am truly a dog lover and I know it is often the owner's fault due to not training and/or socializing his dog(s) but if some dog would attack me or my dog I would be dead.

I may sound harsh to some but I despise irresponsible owners and their dogs.

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Anyone had any problem with Cephalexin? Mika's breath and stool have been smelling like the medicine ever since the second day she started taking it... I mean she has taken Cephalexin before for her interdigital cysts, but I've never really take much attention on whether her breath or stools smells like it or not.

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I know it made ME throw up. Not even sure why the doctor prescribed it since I obviously had the flu. Just ended up in the hospital for fainting and falling into a wall (it was such a lovely sweet sixteen birthday for me). I took one pill and would not touch the rest.
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I am so mad I can't read this entire thread.

I say put the owner down.

Sorry I said that, All. But, I am mad!
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Sad all the way around. I hope your girl Mika is feeling better. It seems as though that owner was amiss in many ways with his dog. A bad story.
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Update: the wounds are still healing, last night the scab on one of the deeper puncture wound on her butt broke, resulting in bleeding again. Had to apply pressure with a "silver" bandaid to stop the bleeding, and today it scab over again.

Because she had this smell of ammonia/urine in her breath and her stools since the second day she started her med, being the worried doggy parent I am, i took her urine sample to the vet today. Urine specific gravity was tested and result is 1.045 which is good concentration and normal, and considering she doesn't have any other symptoms (besides a little more water intake but I think that's due to the hot weather here), the vet rule out kidney problems and think it's just the Cephalexin in her tummy that's causing the smell in her breath and stools. Plus vet also said kidney disease shouldn't cause stools to smell like ammonia, just the breath. Tomorrow will be the last two doses of Cephalexin and hopefully the smell will be gone once the medicine is out of her system.

Been applying the Natural Animal solutions dermal cream on her scabs and shaved area twice daily (have to agree the smell of the cream really isn't too pleasant lol), as well as taking her on daily short walk around the neighborhood every evening with a easy walk harness (about 2km, which is much less than our daily 5km walk before, but we do play fetch and hide and seek at home so she still gets her exercise).

I'm relieved to say she doesn't react around other dogs during walks, but I didn't let her sniff or meet any other dogs face to face yet, just passing by other dog walkers, and she's fine with them. Been passing bicycles as well and she's fine with them too

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,Looks like she's really healing well.
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Anyone had any problem with Cephalexin? Mika's breath and stool have been smelling like the medicine ever since the second day she started taking it... I mean she has taken Cephalexin before for her interdigital cysts, but I've never really take much attention on whether her breath or stools smells like it or not.
It is really hard on the gut. That is why they always suggest food with it.
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Puncture wounds can get nasty. But, looks like the wounds will heal okay. Now, about her confidence... Hope that will heal okay...

Ktrin was attacked by a dog. Her puncture started gathering fluid. The Dumba$$ owner paid the vet bill, but acted like it was no big deal and he wasn't at fault. Just nonchalant about the entire incident.

There needs to be an icon with steam coming out of the ears...

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Been applying the Natural Animal solutions dermal cream on her scabs and shaved area twice daily (have to agree the smell of the cream really isn't too pleasant lol)
And the cream is the better smelling of the two lol.

She looks like she's healing up nicely though, always looking forward to updates!
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Update: a lot of the scar has fallen off now, leaving white skin underneath which hopefully will grow back hair (only time will tell). She manage to chew off one of the deeper puncture wound scar on her butt while I had my eye off her for a few second... which resulting in a "hole" that is oozing blood again. So been applying betadine on it and hope it's going to scar over again soon. Might need to put a "cone of shame" on her...

And just now while putting the dermal cream on her scars and shaved areas, I notice a firm, oval shape, movable lump under the skin, just underneath one of her scars on the neck. Will ask the vet when I take her in for staples removal on Friday but does this sound like scar tissue under the skin to anyone?
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Update: we had some set back today. I noticed the deep puncture wound on her butt had two large firm lumps underneath. I was worried about possible abscess so took her to vet just now and it's indeed early abscess forming, vet drained both lumps (they're actually connected under the skin), loads of blood came out, no pus yet so that's why vet say it's early abscess (the Cephalexin she was on helped to keep it down, but didn't cure it). Vet basically used a surgical scissor, pokes it in the wound and starts to "stir" under the skin, without any sort of anesthetic (Mika behaved so good). She say there's a huge pocket underneath that is filled with infected blood/pus. Flushed with saline water (inject the water through one hole, came out the other, argh the sight of it...). And I have to do this everyday, twice a day, flush it with saline to keep the wound from closing up. Vet say it has to heal from the inside out. Put her on a stronger antibiotic "Amoxyclav" for another 7 days, going back for a recheck in 4 days.

Vet mentioned the emergency vet should of put Mika under anesthetic and properly open/flush/clean each wound out and stitch them back to prevent abscess. But instead they just shaved and cleaned and out her on antibiotics which didn't really help. The lump on her neck she say feels like scar tissue and not another abscess and lucky all her neck wounds are more superficial ones, or else there might be abscess forming aswell.

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