We Took Poor Niko To The Vet Too!! She Has An Infected Elbow Sore
Hey! So they say bad luck comes in 3s! We're wrapping Milo up in a bubblewrap swaddle and putting him in the baby carrier attached to us 24/7 haha. We get a few comments about both Phil and Niko and the red patches on the fur on their legs. This is hard skin from where they lie down and typically lower themselves down on one side. Having been concerned in the past ourselves we did our research and its common and normal for this patch of hard skin to occur just like ours on knees and elbows. On Niko however it has been repeatedly worn too much on hard surfaces and has split, become irritated and now infected. Niko is allowed to sleep on the carpet, heck even get on the couch if she wanted to but both of the dogs favour the cold hard floors. We've put down the cooling mats that were sent to inside as we were using these outside, these have a little give to them being a gel mat so that will be better for Niko. Both dogs have had numerous dog beds time and time again but they just don't like using them! For now, we will treat the infection with the medication provided and then try and keep on top of it with suitable moisturisers etc and further encourage a dog bed for Niko at least. The vet said once it happens its a regular reccurence so we'll try keep ahead of it! Niko is fine in herself we just caught her licking it thats how we initially found out. Phil has the same but relatively small in comparison a more normal looking size.
Niko doesn't like the vets as you can see unlike her brother who strangely loves them!
Thanks for watching guys, we'll keep you updated on both dogs as the days go on. Love from all the family xx