[Jacob-list] Mysterious Dog Ailment
sarbuddy at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jan 26 22:55:57 EST 2011
Carol answering for Jenni...
The first thought was that it was a spider bit but when it kept reoccuring in
the exact same spot they now feel that it wasn't a spider. This dog is very
prey driven and has brought home all kinds of critters - toads, mice, chipmunks
and a woodchuck. And she has 3 alpacas that the dog plays with.
Thanks for your ideas!
From: Jaci Siehl <sugarpinejacobs at yahoo.com>
To: JacobList <jacob-list at jacobsheep.com>; bidner at comcast.net
Sent: Wed, January 26, 2011 11:55:33 AM
Subject: Re: [Jacob-list] Mysterious Dog Ailment
I know you are looking for those "outside ideas" so I am chiming in with my
Have you changed his environment to eliminate those possibilities? Could it be
some kind of bite? It doesn't seem likely since it is recurring, but I think of
how many bites kill tissue (like rattlesnake and some spiders). I've seen
photos of people that had some type of spider bite and it ended up eating away
most of their hand. So if there was a spider living near his sleeping area
could he be snapping at it and getting bit?
I sure hope you do find out what the cause is and a permanent solution. Please
keep us posted.
Carol, thank you for sharing with us.
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