Skin Hole?

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reba
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Skin Hole?

Post by reba » Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:36 pm

I just noticed a "V" shape hole/tear close to the front arm pit of my 12 month old GSP.

I not seem does not seem to bother her and she is keeping clean.

My location right now is remote with high winds and snow. In good conditions it is almost a 2 hour drive to a vet and it is Friday after 12 noon.

Most likely Monday before I reach civilization.

FIRST AID recommendations?

Thank you.

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Re: Skin Hole?

Post by mask » Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:56 pm

crazy glue and nu-skin. A few staples if you have them. Good hunting.

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Re: Skin Hole?

Post by reba » Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:31 pm

Just a little panic attack. I am certain she will be ok. Maybe find some super glue.

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Re: Skin Hole?

Post by oldbeek » Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:37 pm

Sounds like you are in the Owens Valley or NV. Always carry staples and glue in cattle country.

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Re: Skin Hole?

Post by Hunt1 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:41 pm

Just let it heal, may take longer but since it’s not huge or bleeding leave it be. Unless she won’t stop licking it, if so put a cone on her.

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Re: Skin Hole?

Post by reba » Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:56 am

She is a tuff little dog for sure.

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Re: Skin Hole?

Post by reba » Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:05 pm

The "V" flap of skin is about thumb size.

Will have it repair Monday in Winnemucca.

I have a choice of a couple of Vets.

Any suggestions?

If not I will use a place called Desert Trails Vet.

Thanks

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Re: Skin Hole?

Post by Hunt1 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:38 pm

No suggestion on the vet. But I think it’s been too long to repair. They may trim the flap off and let it heal. Or they may trim all the edges and stitch. But like I said for the size I’d just let it heal even if I trimmed the flap. Good luck with what ever you do.

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Re: Skin Hole?

Post by reba » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:21 pm

Ok now the rest of the story.

Got home and took Gypsy to my regular Vet.

She, the vet, said no stiches required.

One Vet in Fernley, NV wanted $850 to stich Gypsy up plus the emergency fee!!!

Yikes!

All is well.

Next stop quail down in AZ.

Thanks!

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Re: Skin Hole?

Post by oldbeek » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:21 pm

Get a stapler and antibiotics from amazon and learn how to use it. Under $20.00

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Re: Skin Hole?

Post by Garrison » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:46 pm

oldbeek wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:21 pm
Get a stapler and antibiotics from amazon and learn how to use it. Under $20.00
Gave the picked through first aid kit a once over after reading your post and couldn’t find the stapler, Amazon dropped one and a few other odds and ends at the house today. Thanks for the reminder.

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