Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Cone of Shame

A few weeks ago, we noticed a tiny little bump on Bingley's ear.

That little bump soon grew into a big bump that we, being the responsible puppy parents that we are, were seriously concerned about. We took him to the vet and they diagnosed him with what is called a "button tumor" or a histiocytoma. The diagonosis took about 5 minutes...and $150.

In any case, they let us know that it will bleed really easily and we could pay to have it surgically removed...or just wait and it would go away on it's own.

We clearly chose the later option, being more cost effective (read: free).

Well in no time, of course the thing started bleeding, and then it scabbed, which made it itch, which made him scratch, and the whole cycle would start again. We tried everything we could think of, but we finally had to resort to...

...the cone of shame.

Here's to hoping it won't really be three months before this thing goes away.

I think our dog is losing his street cred.


Kimberly and Shane

our lab had one....on the top of her head. It looked like a horn was trying to come through! (Horns would totally match her behavior though!) Poor puppy though, no one likes the cone!

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