Saturday, February 11, 2012

Chloe has a Mystery Boo-Boo!

Chloe on the way to the vet's office.
Checking out Chloe the other day, I noticed some very odd looking abrasions on her nose and mouth area. While she has a tendency for hot spots, and is currently sporting one on her leg, the issue with her face looked strange. It didn't seem painful, but it looked raw and it was red and bare above and below her lips. Plus, she did her best to hide her nose into her tail or tuck her head under trying to hide it from our view. Very suspicious!

While waiting to see the vet, Chloe sensed something was up and attached herself to my daughter! After being checked out with one of our vets, it was determined that it was not a hot spot...and her injury became a bit of an enigma! Ruling out allergies and erring on the side of caution, he took a slide culture of the affected area, and thankfully, it came back negative for any signs of bacteria, parasites, infection, etc. We are currently looking at a possible abrasion due to a rug burn. Yep, a rug burn! We have a giant rug out on our back deck for the Sibes, and it was my thought that while engaging in some rough Husky play, Chloe may have face-planted into the rug while in motion. 

The mystery boo-boo.
No shots = a happy Chloe!

We are currently treating her with some antibiotic ointment and keeping an eye on it for any changes. Hopefully, it will clear up soon...and maybe our little innocent girl will leave the rough housing to the other four!


  1. Ours constantly gets spots like that...mostly in the pink park of her nose/muzzle area (she has the landing strip coloring so white down middle and black on sides). Normally can be traced to a long chew session with a favorite bone or finding a stick in the yard.

    Drives me nuts...sensitive pink skinned dog. I've always had black/tan dogs with nice thick

    Hopefully your girl will heal up as fast as ours does.

  2. Poor Chloe...hope your booboo heals up quick!! Are you a klutz like Kira?

  3. We've had rug burns on paws, but not noses.....yet. Hope it clears up VERY soon.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  4. That looks like it hurts, hope it feels better soon!

  5. Ouchies! Hope you are feeling better!!

  6. Poor Chloe.. that looks very sore. Sorry. Hope it gets better Speedy Quick.

  7. Hey Chloe - get better soon! Oh - it looks sore!!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie

  8. Hi Y'all,

    Poor, poor Chloe! Hope you heal really quickly! Love the cute crossed eyes in the pic of the poor raw nose.

    Is it hard to eat with that nose Chloe?

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  9. Ouchie, that looks sore to us. But we can see how rubbing on the carpet could do that. Hope your TLC fixes it up soon.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  10. OMD - the shnooter shot made me spit out my water! I had to dry off the laptop before I could keep going! I'm sorry - it really looks like it hurts. We will keep paws crossed that it heals quickly!


    1. LOL! You have us laughing over here at that visual! :-)

  11. Oh poor Chloe...hope she is better soon!

  12. Ouch, hope your boo boo clears up
    Benny & Lily

  13. Ouch! Glad Chloe still looks happy, anyway.

  14. Ouch....that looks sore! Hope it heals real soon!

  15. I had rug burn on my nose once too! I barfed on the carpet and um tried to cover it up.... it didn't work and I hurted my nose.

    woof - Tucker

  16. Oh Chloe ouch we hope your boo boo is soon all cleared up.
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  17. Ouchies, that is one bad rug burn if that is what it is. I hope she is feeling better now.