Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I have seen many tick bites morph into those fotos ——- unnnntillll the foto in post #3.
1. He has either rubbed a tick bite clear into big time infection.
2. Or he has a splinter or something in there, that x-rays aren’t showing.
3. Tooth infection as others suspect.
Regardless, IMHO “that” is at the point where the stumped vet’s need to pay attention, tranq the poor fella, go digging, and follow up with antibiotics, depending what they find.
3.1.1. And while they are at it, they need to check his teeth.
3.2. If that is a tooth gone rotten, you can smell his breath and his nostrils for the presence of a most foul odor. If a tooth were to be causing that abscess, you smell something awful.
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I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.