Thursday, October 6, 2011

Maximus' Lampshade

Poor Maximus.
He's wearing the embarrassing head cone.
But he's being a good sport about it.
my good boy.
{trying to cuddle}
This is what it looked like before the doctor (on both armpits!!) - it's already looking better!
{Sitting on my lap while I work}
my sweet boy.
And, I didn't want to leave out poor Zeus.  He is not loving his brother with the cone because he has no one to play with!


A lot of people yesterday mentioned their dogs have itching problems.  I talked to our vet and here is what he recommends:
-fish oil supplements from costco (smallest mg you can find for small dogs)
-Oatmeal based shampoos

another blogger, Carolina Charm, mentioned that she put her dog on a grain free food and has seen a big difference!

Maximus doesn't just have itchy skin - he got a full on bacterial infection under his armpits.  That's why he was itching so bad.  But... both he and Zeus are just itchy, so hopefully the supplement and weekly baths will help him out.
He's on 2 different antibiotics and a topical spray, but he is already looking much better (minus the cone).

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30 comments:

Cole said...

Poor little Maximus in his cone of shame!

Megan said...

noooo! poor pup :( i hope he gets better soon :(

Our Family of Four said...

Oh, poor little guy.. At least he's being a good sport and will hopefully heal much faster.

Just a Jersey Girl said...

aw poor pup!

Kristin said...

Poor little baby! It's too bad he's not cute at all :)

I hope he is all healed up and cone-free soon!!!!!

Lauren said...

poor guy! hope is infection goes away really soon...that cone of shame certainly can't be comfortable!

missy. said...

aw poor baby!! i hope he gets better soon! xoxo

Rebekah said...

Poor thing! Hopefully those things help him not itch as much!

Hannah @ The New Black said...

Oh, I am feeling so sad for the little guy! Now, I know this might sound stupid, but I just want to clarify. Are you supposed to get your pup to ingest the fish oil supplements or do you puncture the capsule and apply the oil to his itchy skin? My doxie has little itchy spells on and off and it'd be good to be get a little ahead when the next one hits.

Caroline said...

Poor Max. He's still so cute! My vet recommends oatmeal shampoo too.

Jessica said...

Aww! Poor little guy!

Carolina Charm said...

oh, poor thing! But what a relief to know the problem has been detected and it is being fixed! Well wishes for little Maximus!!

Alisha said...

Aww trying to cuddle with that cone just seems so hard. I should probably use oatmeal shampoo on my pup. He's always scratching.

Emily said...

aww I can't help but giggle at him in his little cone! It's as big as him. Too cute. I hope he gets better soon so he can play and cuddle! I'm a new follower xo

Stephanie said...

How awful would it be to have a damn cone on your head??! I always feel so bad when dogs have to wear these. Runnin' into everything in sight. Poor baby!!

Maggie said...

oh my goodness he is adorable (sad that he has to wear it, but adorable at the same time). hope he's better soon!

Lori said...

Poor little bugger but he looks so darn cute Tracy! Glad to hear that you are already seeing a difference in him with the cone and medication. Get better soon Max! xo

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CMae said...

At least he still looks handsome in that plastic cone! glad he is improving and not worsening! :)

Pearl McPride said...

My dog had to have one of those as well...I hope your doggie gets better soon!

Jamie said...

Awww, poor Maximus! So cute though!

kourtney said...

My Lucy is half dachshund, and has the EXACT same problems under her arm pits. After I saw on Twitter that you started Maximus on fish oil, I did the same thing for Lucy. Our vet had previously diagnosed it as a bacterial infection, but even after meds, nothing cleared up. I bathe her weekly & still had same results. She's only been on the fish oil supplements for a few days, but I'm hoping it will help her out. She is super itchy! I'll tell her she's not the only pup with pitty problems!

JMB said...

Ooooh poooor wittle Maximus!! Get better buddddy!! No shame in the cone! Daisy May has sported the tarp TWICE now haha. We send our lovins Max! :) I am entering this giveaway!!! Sunds great!!! Have a great weekend my little California chick!!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Awwww, poor little guy!! The cone is a pain but it usually gets the job done!

Wida said...

I hope he gets better! He's such a cutie.

Wida
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Jax said...

Awwww poor buddy!! :( I hope Maximus starts feeling better fast! Glad it's already starting to clear up!

Nicole Marie said...

aww poor puppy! he's still real cute.

Erin said...

Cute pup! We have 2 doxies and love them to pieces!

Allison said...

My pup is a golden doodle and has been wearing his thunder vest all week because he's been scratching and licking himself raw on his belly. Apparantly... tis the season! What a cute pup you have!