UGHHHH!! I spent the day doing yardwork and cleaning. I finally stop and get to spend a few minutes with my boy at dark:30. Quick brushing, a few treats, and some loving woo hoo right?
NOT! I cleaned and dressed the cut on his leg, which I still think looks bad... then I reach up to take his halter off and he shys away. Hmmm ok unusual but not unheard of. I have a little extra time so I go get his ear brush to work on the issue. Left ear, no problem. Reach up to close his right ear and brush the tip and he freaked. I got his lead and brought him into the light to take a look.
His ear is sliced down about an inch and a half! It's matted together from the blood but looks like a clean slice. I washed it off and the blood started flowing again. I got the bleeding stopped again and put some Banix on it for the night. I'll take another look come morning and a picture or 2.
What is he doing to himself??? It was the same thing last spring. One smallish injury after another. I know my vet told me I payed for his vacation last year, 3 weeks in Fiji (sp) I don't want to finance another trip this year!
If this is a clean cut like it looks to be, I am debating on treating it without the vet. He was just out for the cut on his leg!!!! And my regular vet is still on vacation until next Monday.
I have to cancel his chiro appointment or dip into the emergency fund for the other vet trip. I think I need a 3rd job *sigh*