Saturday, February 19, 2011

One, Chew, Three

Joaqui has been chewing his left foot. Hmmph!

Anti-bacterial shampoo and powder do not work. Putting socks on the foot turned out to be a no-no (and funny, the more he chews). I read about washing it with tea but that would cause it to turn brown. Putting something bitter is not an option I am considering.

I am at a loss on how to handle it. There's a wound. Callouses have formed. My oh my!

I have observed he is into this activity when he's alone doing nothing, kinda bored possibly and after bath.

I changed his shampoo and diluted it. I also try to stop him every time I see him chewing his paw. What else? I wash that particular paw daily for two things: to keep it clean and to avoid stain. The vet says coconut oil or olive oil will soften the lumps.

Finally, I resorted to putting this shield after his bath so that his mouth won't be able to reach his paws.

The fur on his paw started growing again, the callouses reduced in size and the stain is not as dark anymore. However, he still chews so he has to continue wearing this "thingy" after bath.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Bow Wow

Suddenly, it crossed my mind . . .

I turn to the dogs when I'm feeling drained. Poor dogs, heheh. I bathe them, I trim their coat, I comb them to death.

But somehow, they love the attention.

Dogs know how to love you back in their own little way. Bow wow!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

On Dogs and Men

Joaqui is such a huggable miniature schnauzer.

I believe that people who loves hugging pets in their own special way are huggable as well.