stitched up by jantan

stitched up

George wasn't very well towards the end of last year. He had a series of unexplained skin issues and ended up having several small biopsies done just before Christmas. Each of these were stitched with a single dissolvable stitch.

Well that was about a month ago, and as you can just about see from his front left legs, the stitches are still in place, and are starting to irritate him. So I took him to the vets today to have them removed.

We rehomed George a few years ago. He is a big old boy, weighing in at about 35kg, and that coupled with the fact that in his previous home he didn't have a bed, so just slept on the kitchen floor, resulted in the callouses on his elbows.

The biopsies were pretty inconclusive, so he was treated for allergies with a long-lasting injection, which will probably have to be repeated on a monthly basis. It worked really quickly and he is now much better.
Aw I didn't know he had that start in life. Glad to hear he is better and now he is comfy!
January 12th, 2021  
@fueast As you know Alison, he's all over being comfy!
January 12th, 2021  
Poor boy. Glad injection helped
January 12th, 2021  
Poor George. Glad the injection is working for him. One of my dogs has skin issues too and the vet is thinking about doing the same test as George has had. I might think twice if the test doesn’t give a definite answer. My dog had a big flare up just before Christmas which turned out to be a yeast infection and he had to have baths twice a week. Now he’s on a low dose steroid tablet which seems to be helping. The vet tried an injection but that didn’t help much.
January 12th, 2021  
Aw bless him, what a journey he has had in his life! How grateful he must be to live in a lovely caring home with you two.
January 12th, 2021  
@nickspicsnz There are so many things that can cause these sort of issues. He was on steroids which didn't do an awful lot (apart from make him wee in the kitchen every night!) As well as the biopsies, he had skin scrapes done and we had expected to find some sort of mite infestation (we have a lot of different types of animal.) The injection he had is called Cytopoint in the UK. I hope your dog gets sorted soon, it is horrible when they are itchy and sore.
January 12th, 2021  
Look at him. What a little star, reminds me of a traditional mohair teddy bear with a few rubbed bare patches He has fallen on his feet with you and is now very much loved and as we all know now comfy!
Fav for this picture depicting love and contentment.
January 12th, 2021  
@lucycameron Thanks Lucy. That is funny because I often think his hair and dark skin on his muzzle look like an old teddy, his fur is very much the same texture. I am actually considering giving him his own 365 account to record his comfy exploits.
January 12th, 2021  
Poor boy... Cute photo of him.
January 12th, 2021  
What an old sweetie! A great shot of him
January 12th, 2021  
george looks very proud and very beautiful , stay safe george
January 12th, 2021  
oh, bless him. Old dogs are so wonderful.
January 13th, 2021  
Sweet soul! Hopefully the treatment for an allergy helps him with his discomfort.
January 13th, 2021  
Aw, he does have a teddy bear texture! He's gorgeous, and it sounds like he landed lucky with you guys!
January 13th, 2021  
He just looks like a huge cuddly bear x
January 13th, 2021  
Poor love.
January 13th, 2021  
No bed? And a dog that needs to be comfy - no wonder he loves his new home bless him.
January 13th, 2021  
He is a sweet boy! Glad he is feeling better now...a happy home too!
January 15th, 2021  
Wonderful photo. He is very blessed to be in your care. Your kind heart comes through in your photos.
January 17th, 2021  
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