Patch Thought Lily Was Getting Too Much Attention

I guess that Patches thought Lily must be getting too much attention. Sometime Friday morning he decided to cut himself somehow and it looked kind of bad. He wasn’t bleeding too much, but Hubby and I both thought he might need to be stitched. The vet is always very busy on Fridays and Saturdays. I called and couldn’t get him in on Friday at all, but they could get him in at 9:45am on Saturday. I tried to clean it up a little with some Peroxide and I got a little too much. I felt really bad when Patches started howling in pain as it burned. I knew it would hurt a little. I really didn’t mean to get so much on the wound. I patted it with a paper towel and blew on it like I would for a child. It must have worked because he quieted immediately and licked my face. I felt better than. I also put some anti biotic cream on to help keep it clean and gave him a buffered aspirin. The vet has told me that we could give buffered aspirin if needed for things. I thought it might help with any fever he might get. I am a worry wart when it comes to sick kids and animals.


We aren’t sure what he caught it on. He is always running around the corner fence post and cutting it pretty close to go harass, or play with the neighbor dog. There is barbed wire wrapped around the post and we suspect that may have been what he hit. He was a little more cautious going around that post today. He gave it a fairly wide berth. So I am almost sure that may have been it.

I got him to the vet Saturday morning and they had to sedate him and refresh the wound and stitch it. He was there about two hours and was ready to go home when he was finally awake enough. He practically dragged me out the door. 🙂

March 15, 2015 Patches stitches after cutting himself on something March 14 (2)

March 15, 2015 Patches stitches after cutting himself on something March 14 (1)

Another culprit could possibly be the tip of the burned antler one of the dogs brought up from the burned CRP ground on Friday morning. After all it was Friday the 13. Hum. Maybe that’s why we had such a hard time with Lily that afternoon. 🙂

March 13, 2015 Somebody found a burned deer antler and brought it up  (2)

Patches is doing fine though and he is on pills of course. An antibiotic just in case. I really hate trying to give pills to animals. So far cheese has worked well with Patches. And Lily doesn’t need any more Bute right now. Hopefully not for a long time.

Stay Safe and God Bless!


8 responses to “Patch Thought Lily Was Getting Too Much Attention

  1. When our animals hurt, we hurt for them.
    I did not know buffered aspirin could be given to a dog. I will have to remember that! My Hannah suffers from arthritis and I have a vet. Med for her, but if I ever forget, I will use the Bayer.

    Kiss that doggie for me. I hope everyday finds a great improvement.


  2. Oh he is feeling much better. He has been running around like normal since the Sunday. I keep praying he won’t run into something and rip stitches out. I will give him your kisses. He has been extra kissey to me lately. Not his usual thing.
    Be sure and check with your vet about the buffered aspirin. I don’t want something to happen to your dog on my say so. It has to be buffered and not the regular, and especially not Tylenol. I use the store brand. It is cheaper and does the same job. Also you will have to consider the weight of Hannah. You may have to split the pill in half or maybe in quarters. And you will want to take her age into account. Have a wonderful day. 🙂

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