My Poor Charlie ;(

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  1. charlie

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    Charlie has been in the wars again. A couple of days ago we noticed him licking the very top inside of his leg, had a peek and saw what looked like a long scratch from a bramble or something similar. Regularly washing it with cooled salted water and kept an eye on it. Still lots of licking so a on goes the cone straight away which he doesn't mind at all. Last night went to clean it and there's a small hole about the size of a pea right above the scratch which looks horrible, we didn't see it before which is odd as we have been cleaning the area 3 times a day and he couldn't subsequently have done anything else as he has been on lead walks only, so off to the vet this morning. She said it's a dreaded barbed wire wound without a doubt, no stitches required thankfully so ABs for a week and he has to wear his cone for 3-4 weeks :(:(

    We felt awful but the vet said it was in such an awkward area it was easily missed.

    He was a good boy at the vets having the wound cleaned thoroughly, he got lots of treats and
    cuddles :) xx
     
  2. Karen

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    Oh no, the poor lad... Hope he recovers soon and perhaps he wont need the cone for the full 3-4 weeks.
     
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    Poor Charlie:( 3-4 weeks is a long time with a cone. At least he doesn't seem to mind it. Hopefully it's a speedy recovery
     
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    Oh poor Charlie. Hope it heals more quickly than the vet expects.
     
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    Oh the poor boy!
    Hope the recovery is speedier than the vet thinks.
    Miserable to be cone-bound :(
     
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    Hope he has a speedy recovery. Hugs from us all here
     
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    Poor Charlie, hope he recovers quickly.
     
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    Licks to Charlie x
     
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    Poor Charlie. Hope it heals very quickly.
     
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    Poor boy :( Some wounds are really hard to see so can understand how you didn't see it before. I hope it heals quickly. Sending lots of tummy rubs x
     
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    Ouf, poor boy. Paws crossed for a much quicker recovery.
     
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    Ouch, horrible! We don't have barbed wire where I am in Andorra or Spain, so when I see it here, it horrifies me. It's barbaric and should be banned!
     
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    Dear Charlie, wish him a speedy recovery from me xx
     
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    Wishing Charlie a quick recovery from Coco & me xx
     
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    It's awful and everywhere round here in the countryside, sticking out of the ground, nailed to broken fences etc. I agree it should be banned.

    Thanks everyone for your good wishes. The wound looks so nasty a hole with a gash coming from it, everytime I look at it it upsets me. I'm hoping it won't take as long as the vet suggests so he doesn't have to wear the cone for so long but I think where the wound is it could take this time due to the possibility of it reopening. Fingers crossed :( x
     
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    I'm late in seeing this but hope Charlie heals up quick from his war wound. Poor guy!
     
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