Ears, Infections, Tail Pocket

  • Breed: English Bulldog
  • Name: Fat Boy
  • Color: Red Brindle
  • Size: Medium
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Adult

$50.00 raised of $1,000.00

Fat Boy was surrendered by a family who had been trying to clear up his ear infections for a very long time.  His left ear has swelling the size of a baseball underneath it and going into his neck while the right ear is completely closed off.  His tail pocket is severely infected and he yelps anytime you touch his tail.  The family had been to vet after vet, but no one ever caught on to his food allergies.  They were treating the symptoms allowing the underlying problem to continue to explode until the family could no longer provide the medical needed.  He is on a strict regimen of pain killers, steroids, and antibiotics to try to reduce some of the swelling to allow our vet to be able to get in there and start clearing out the infection.

Updates

  • Fat Boy is going into the vet on Friday, the 19th, to have his ears flushed.  The steroids and antibiotics have managed to reduce the swelling and he is in a lot less pain.  The vet will sedate him to try to get the flush as deep as he can into the ear.  We are hoping this will give us a chance to get medicine down into the ear and relieve some of the pressure from infections.  We have him on a grain free food to help with the food allergies and we will having his thyroid checked as well.


    January 18, 2018