Monday, April 20, 2009

Herky, I introduce you to the e-collar

T.J. and I had to make a quick run to Petsmart this morning to get Herky an e-collar. We haven't ever had to get one of these before and feel really guilty putting it on him now. Herky is such a worrier of a dog and he just *HATES* it! He is the dog that when you put clothes on him, he freezes.

On Friday we took him to the vet because we noticed he had a big red bump near his ear. We didn't know what it was and didn't want him to itch it and have it pop or something. The vet called it something hematoma, which I guess is more common in boxers than shih-tzus. But that it shouldn't get any bigger and go away in one to three months. It doesn't seem to be bothering him or anything, which is good.

The bad news, he itches his ears a lot, which means he is hitting that hematoma thing. This morning we checked it and noticed that it was kind of bleeding/oozing. So we had to get him this awesome e-collar so he won't cut it open and get it infected.

Baxter doesn't know for sure what to make of it. He keeps trying to bite it:)
Herky can, however, do new tricks with his e-collar. He NEVER sits like this! (Baxter naturally begs like that and we tried to get Herky to do it.) But apparently with the e-collar, Herky can now do it:)
I know it's fuzzy, but it gives you an idea of what it is.
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