Augie Dog arrived home late morning wearing a neck cone. He looked much brighter than yesterday afternoon, and had no further bleeding during the night. Blood tests showed nothing sinister and so the vet’s best guess was perhaps colitis and stress. He is on antibiotics and anti-inflammatory tablets.
The cone is to stay on for ten days and we have already discovered what a nuisance it is for Augie; and for us! Naturally, he is learning how to negotiate the house wearing it, but the worst is trying to feed him. The collar just seems to hinder his reaching the food, so tonight I found myself sitting on the patio hand feedins Augie his prescriber meal of rice and chicken (home cooked). It is small penance for what we have made him suffer!
Augie normally creeps under our bed to sleep at night, and we have marvelled for some time how he still manages to fit, but with the cone collar I think he might have to settle for sleeping beside our bed! Right now he is sleeping on the floor next to Mr FD watching the football! He may have lost his manly bits, but he is still showing he can mix it with the boys!
[Any suggestions for dealing with life with a cone head dog, please feel free to comment!]