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Another vet bill #9061636 06/14/24 03:44 AM
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I don’t know what bit this pointer, but guessing it was a spider. There were no fang marks. It started as a golf ball sized knot on top of head Sunday afternoon, then swelled up her eye. 24 hours later it popped and the tiny red spot turned into gaping wound. Other areas also developed. Started a daily flushing routine, antibiotics and antibiotic ointment.
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Re: Another vet bill [Re: 68rustbucket] #9061699 06/14/24 01:41 PM
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I haven’t seen anything like that.
I’ve been trying to avoid the vet. I do go if the dogs really need to, but dang her prices have doubled.



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Re: Another vet bill [Re: kindall] #9061708 06/14/24 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by kindall
I haven’t seen anything like that.
I’ve been trying to avoid the vet. I do go if the dogs really need to, but dang her prices have doubled.

This was a cheap trip as they go, the one a couple weeks earlier was much more. And the tests they did turned out to be inconclusive. bang



Re: Another vet bill [Re: 68rustbucket] #9062028 06/15/24 03:24 AM
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Think I saw what got the dog today. Saw a large black hornet about 1.5” long, yellow and black abdomen, flying around the backyard at ground level. Looked pretty wicked, could easily done the damage to my pointer. She’s always chasing any moving object within reach, this one must not have like it.



Re: Another vet bill [Re: 68rustbucket] #9062294 06/15/24 08:43 PM
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Re: Another vet bill [Re: 68rustbucket] #9062541 06/16/24 01:59 PM
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That is gnarly looking. Hold a rag on it with warm water with epsom salt a couple times a day. Hope he heals up without any problems. Buying a bird dog is the cheapest part of owning one.


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The combo of antibiotics, antibiotic ointment and diluted iodine flush twice daily has the wound closing up nicely.



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Originally Posted by Smokey Bear
That is gnarly looking. Hold a rag on it with warm water with epsom salt a couple times a day. Hope he heals up without any problems. Buying a bird dog is the cheapest part of owning one.

Those are some wise words.



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Black hornets look intimidating and only the female has a sting. Injects a paralyzing sting to other insects. Though painful, it does not cause necrosis. The damage to your dog was probably a spider, widow or recluse. Glad your routine has it under control.

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She’s healing up nicely. This pic was taken a couple days ago.
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That sounds like a cicada hawk
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cicada_Killer_with_2_cicadas.jpg
But it wouldn’t cause a wound like that their sting is mild.
Think it is something else.

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This gyp is an accident waiting to happen. Porky incident with a baseball sized abscess, rattlesnake bite, this incident with I’m guessing a spider bite, and numerous other health issues since I brought her home at 5 months. She does have a good nose, and is steady on wild birds though. Only 9 more weeks til our Montana trip.



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That looks a lot better.



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Your girl looks a lot better than she did in that first photo! Great to see the improvement!

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Looks a whole lot better 68. The purchase price is the cheapest thing about owning bird dogs.


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