14 May 2013

Wilmington Kennel Club, and a lumpy face

Strafe did finish out the weekend of agility on Sunday with a nice solid QQ, although I still feel he needs a bit of a break from agility due to not pushing as hard as he usually does. Nevertheless I'm happy to have 3 Qs including a QQ under our belt towards qualifying for Tryouts next year, and that is our 3rd QQ towards Nationals next year as well.

Sunday night I noticed Strafe's face was lumpy and he had a mark that was bleeding a bit. He appears to have been bitten by a spider or some kind of insect he is somewhat allergic to. I have been giving him benedryl (a basic antihistamine) and putting an antibiotic creme on his muzzle as well. 


You can see the lumpiness around his nose and muzzle. Well this morning it is oozing blood a bit in a few places and he's also got an open lump on his left eyebrow, so we made an appointment to see the vet early this afternoon. 

My friend's dog got a spider bite on his head - he healed up fine but he lost the hair in the affected area for a while, hoping Strafe doesn't do that, he'll lose some of his dashing good looks!


2 comments:

onlyonewoof said...

Eosinophilic furunculosis. Never seen it, but can happen. Just a thought.

onlyonewoof said...

Eosinophilic furunculosis. Never seen it, but can happen. Just a thought.