Crazy Vet bill... crazy ears^^

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We had to take Dexter to the Vet this morning. My dear baby woke up in the morning with pea sized bumps all over his head and down his spine all the way to his nubby tail.

DOWNTOWN WE GO TO SEE THE DOC!

15 min and $150 later we walked out with 2 weeks worth of antibiotics :( I guess it is no big deal and tends to happen to young dogs. I also started him on a multi vitamin to up his immune system^^

The reason I am posting is not that he has a rash... my vet has been giving us grief because we got Dexters ears cropped.

I decided to mess with her!

I am having some problems with Coaches Tape to stay put on his posts. I really like it, because it seems to be gentle to his fur :) There was some Duct Tape laying around from a craft project I just finished... and I used it to dress up the posts and get the Coaches to stay in place.

We only post for the tips now, that is why I only back wrap the bottom and top of the posts. THE DUCT TAPE DOES NOT STICK TO DEXTER!!! It is taped OVER the usual medical tape :)

The look on the vets face was priceless and it was the first time she did not lecture us!

A little question: Dexter is the first Dobe that I have met whose nose color 'faded'. When we first got him it was a black and now it seems to get lighter almost beige colored... is that 'normal'???

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 I dont know about the nose thing, but I can relate about the semi-guilt trip my vet gives me about the ears of my babies. We use very little tape on the posts and gently cover them colored wraps so they stand out more.

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I don't know about dobermans nose but when we took Ben the rottweiler to the specialist for his auto immune disorder the vet saw a small dot of lack of pigment on his nose and got very worried, she said that a change in pigment on the nose could signal a serious problem, so if you have noticed the whole nose you might want to get a vet's advice on what is happening......if it is something like what Ben has catching it early is imperative - the vet said the nose was the first place she looked for this disorder Ben has.....Just a heads up, road trip to the vet?????

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So what's wrong with a brown nose?? Sofia

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Black and rust dobermans should have a a black nose and red and rust should have a brown nose.

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I want to start off by saying I love the look of Dexter's postings and he is handsome. The fading nose is something that shouldn't happen to Dexter since he is black/ tan I would ask the breeder and vet for advice.

 

Sofia has a very preety face brown nose included lol

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Eating or drinking out of plastic bowls can cause nose pigment change.   If you are using plastic, try changing to stainless steel.  Dexter and Sofia are both gorgeous, whatever color their noses are...

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He has stainless bowls, but last week he did drink some water out of a plastic bowl at a friends house. That was one time, so that can't be it!

I did call our Vet and she said that his nose should turn black again and that it might be part of his wicked rash. (He has some bumps on his chin as well) I have to keep her updated and call back every 2 days. 

Today his nose looks more black again. Could be the antibiotics kicking in?

Either way... I will have it checked out throughly when we have to take him in again for his 'bumps' in a week. 

I am not a breeder... I honestly thought it might be because he had 6 reds in his litter... oh what do I know!!! I have no problems getting him tested head to toe. Better save than sorry!

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Not to scare you, but one of our collie's has some form of lupus and it caused her nose to fade to pink. We have to keep her out of the sun as much as possible. Definitely get it checked.

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yes get this checked - Ben's vet said that the muzzle was the first place for what he has and it would start as bumps, then pigment change in the nose, then hair loss on the muzzle and antibiotics would work but it would always flare up again so if it continues or phases out and back again have a skin scraping or other biopsy test of bumps done to identify the culprit. But lupus is another thought I will remember that one for future reference, had forgotten it, thanks hickory hope your collie is doing ok lupus is hard on a body....

love the ears!!! not sure about the nose thing! Our Roys nose was faded too but i think his was from him digging in the dirt all the time looking for his burried treasures lol!