Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Cone head Dare

Dare has injured his dew claw so had to go down the vets. They removed the nail and have put him on a course of antibiotics and anti inflammatories.

Unfortunately Dare is now wearing the dreaded cone.


Dare had been licking the area and its become inflamed and swollen so the cone is to give it all a chance to heal without him aggravating it further.


Obviously hes not happy about this as its a bit restricting. The vet said if it doesn't get better by next week he will have to go in and have an anaesthetic and have the rest removed so hopefully this will do the trick.



The boss had the same expression as Dare when they presented the bill...

13 comments:

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Those dewclaws have caused problems here too. Hope Dare's will heal properly so he doesn't have to have more surgery. Mom says she so understands about those bills. Have you tried the soft e-collars at all?

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

bbes tribe said...

Pitiful look!! M understands about the bills too! Has the cone helped bring in any new dog channels to listen to??
Ernie,Sasha,Chica,Lucas

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

OH NOZE! The cone of shame! Poooooooor Dare! I sure hope he feels better so he can get rid of that thing!

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me

K-Koira said...

Hope Dare gets to feeling better soon! Have you looked at the inflatable collars that act kind of like cones, keeping the dog from turning its head around to lick? Some dogs like that way better than the standard plastic kind.

Elyse and Riley said...

Poor Dare! Riley doesn't have her dewclaws...and this makes me glad!

Love that last bit about the Boss not being too happy about that bill! I know all too well how that goes. :(

We hope Dare gets better soon and gets adjusted to his new "headgear" quickly!

Elyse and Riley

Sophie said...

Poor Dare! He doesn't look happy at all with that collar on, and I don't blame him! Silly boy.

euthymic said...

Poor Dare. Although we must say he looks quite spiffy with the collar. His beautiful eyes show very well.

Hope he gets well soon so he will be more comfy without it...

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

RYKER said...

Oh Dare, my heart goes out to you. I been there! I am wishing you get better real soon so you can get that cone off.

Farmchick said...

Poor Dare wearing the cone of shame. Hope the healing goes well. Vet bills can be horrible! I do understand that!

ForPetsSake said...

Oh no! This seems to be contagious - everyone seems to be breaking their toenails in blogville! I'm sorry to see that sad cone-encircled face.

Valerie said...

Poor Dare. Wearing a cone never went down well with my old dogs. Hope he'll be okay very soon so he can leave the thing off.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Dew claws injuries are the pits...poor Dare..I hope further surgery can be avoided:)

Pup Fan said...

Aw, poor cone head! I hope Dare feels better soon.