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Old 08-09-2012, 02:09 AM   #1
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My Violet has an owie.

For those (very few) who don't know, Violet is my precious 8 year old boarder collie/boxer. She and I are a team. We both have arthritis, allergies and when one of us is upset or hurting the other has a hard time.

Yesterday I noticed her eye was slightly swollen and there was a scratch above it. I just figured that Joie, our bichon malti-poo scratched her when they were playing. Joie is going for his grooming tomorrow and Violet gets her nails clipped at the same time. I just thought it was because his (or her) nails were too long. This morning it was slightly more red and DH put some polysporin on it, but it still looked not bad. We made an appointment for her to see the vet in the afternoon when I pick Joie up. They asked if I wanted to bring her in today but I said it wasn't too bad.

Well tonight she came out to see me and the area around the eye was three times the size of the other and there was red everywhere. I tried to put poly on it but it must really hurt. The poly we use has a numbing effect, but you have to keep it on the area for a bit for it to work.

I am beside myself. I hate to see either of my furbabies hurting. And Joie knows something is wrong too.

I feel responsible for letting it go this long and now she can't get in until 4 pm tomorrow

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Oh no! Poor doggie. I hope it clears up really quickly.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:13 AM   #3
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sending good doggie healing energy violet's way, lp.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:19 AM   #4
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Too bad J.A. Wight (James Herriot) is not around any more.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:29 AM   #5
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Poor Violet. I am praying for her to feel better soon. And don't kick yourself for waiting -- that will just aggravate your arthritis! Seriously, I know how much you love both Violet and Joie and you have always done your best for them.
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Thanks, everyone.

Yes, I get worried, Barbara and second guess myself. They are the closest thing to children we can get. I was also worried about Joie because he seemed out of sorts with Violet getting all the attention. But a couple of extra treats thrown his way and he was fine

When DH got home we put the plastic cone collar we got last year when she sliced her paw. She doesn't like it but seems to know we are trying to help.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:22 AM   #7
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Laurie, Buon Giorno, Good Morning,

So sorry to hear about your 4 legged friend ... Have you taken her to The Vet ? or at least called The Vet ?

I am not a self medicator, nor do I play guess whats !

I am a true realist, and deal with realism ... Take her to the Vet !

Inflammation is normally allergy focused, an allergic reaction to something ! or somebody ...

All my best and all our SPEEDY RECOVERY WISHES to your 4 legged friend,
Margaux And The Vet
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:46 AM   #8
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I hope Violet is feeling better real soon LP
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:15 AM   #9
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Good luck at the vet's office! I probably would have put a warm compress on it in the mean- time....something that wouldn't hurt, and might make it more comfortable for her.
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Poor Violet, you did your best...it's not an easy job figuring out what's wrong...just ask Shrek...

Keep us updated.
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