Category Archive:injuries



April 20th, 2015 / / categories: Breed, Grooming, injuries, Medication, skin /

D’Artagnan has Superficial Pyoderma. His skin is very sensitive.

After washing him with episoothe, I looked for a cream that I could apply morning and night between shampoos.

Superficial Pyoderma 2
Superficial Pyoderma 1


I applied this skin rescue lotion twice a day on inflamed skin  for a good 2 weeks , the skin has cleared up very nicely.



back pain

February 6th, 2015 / / categories: Breed, injuries, Photo /

Aramis locked a disk on his back. Pekingese breed is prone to back problems ( ie intervertebral disc disease).  It’s the first time for Aramis to get back pain. I don’t know how it happened, but he’s the  one who jumps the most.

He was pretty quiet, not moving, his belly was tensed very much to aleviate the back pain.

He was eating, drinking and doing his business as usual.

To aleviate the pain and make him more comfortable, I soaked a towel in warm water, wrang it and applied it on his back. He liked it but when it turned cold he would  throw it. I didn’t have a heating pad so a towel did the trick.


It took 3 days of good rest,  I didn’t let him walk , I held him when he needed to go out, I could tell pooping wasn’t easy due to pain ( his back is curled ) but he managed.

He recovered 100 %  but we are being careful, avoiding stairs and too much jumping,


cyst part 2

January 13th, 2015 / / categories: injuries, Medication, Photo, skin, Vet /

In a previous post I wrote about Aramis’ under skin lumps, small cyst that were there but which didn’t cause any problems.
I was petting him and I discovered some hairs sticking together with some bloody wound under it.
I thought he got wounded from the longboard riding straight at us but it wasn’t. We went to the vet to check this wound.
She trimmed all the hair and cleaned it up. She told me it was the cyst that broke. Aramis may have scratched it and it opened. It was full of dirty fluids.
She gave me an antibiotic : Cefpodoxime 100 mg. I have to give him 1/2 tablet for 10 days, once every 24h with food .

This is how it looks after the vet visit

I will post an update picture when it heals completely

She also told me he has 2 other ones which I knew about, they are smaller in size but if he scratches them, same thing will happen.She mentionned that I could have them removed if I wanted to.

I took couple months and now it is completely healed.