YES! Please sticky it Lynn! Thank you! I want everyone to know about this risk.Tammy -- thanks for posting again. If you don't mind, I'm going to sticky this post.
I've been in dogs (breeding, showing, etc.) for more than 30 years and yet, I still have never seen anything like this. It was a real eye opener for me.
When Tilly had her mole removed a couple of weeks ago, even though only a local was used, I asked about heating pads. Because of what happened to sweet little Benny, I now know to check on this whenever I'm leaving any of my fluffs for a procedure.
Tammy -- how is your little boy doing? Hope he's healing well (the picture after the stitches are out looks great). How's he doing emotionally?
He's doing so so Lynn. Starting to come around again but he's still not 100% Benny. Keep in mind all the changes...the new house and renovations too, but the burns certainly are what really changed him. He can be withdrawn and reactive at times, but I'm also giving him to time to adjust to when the house is done to see if he settles down after that. I will contact a behaviorist if I don't see any improvement. Skin wise he's healing nicely but he does have some completely bald spots. No hair growing back at all yet in some areas. I am hopeful that over time you won't be able to notice.
And I'm really glad you asked your vet about heating pads. I want our story to help others! :wub:
Yup! This is why we must all share our experiences...good and bad. As a community we have to make each other aware.It is amazing how smart we all are and how little we know really. Thank you Tammy for helping educate all of us---we learn at little Benny's expense.
I also learned to put a seat belt on my babies because someone on here lost a little girl in an accident after a spay. Hard lessons.
Kisses to sweet Benny, big hug for you and a wink at your little girl. Won't be long now!
And can you believe....ONLY 5 more weeks till baby gir'sl arrival
Thank you! Yes he's healing nicely....I just hope he doesn't have to have bald spots forever. Regardless....he will always be adorable and loved. :wub:Benny has continued to stay in my prayers. My heart still breaks for him and what he has endured. Thank you for posting this awareness for everyone Tammy. His skin looks like it is healing nicely since the stitches have come out. I am still praying for a full recovery for sweet Benny - medically and emotionally. Please give him kisses for me.