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My neighbors just adopted a new rotti mix we ran into them on our walk and joined them. Jubel and the new rotti greeted fine and looked like they wanted to play a bit but we just separated them and walked.

Near the end of the walk we ran into another regular in the park and stopped to chat with them. We let Jubel and the rotti near each other a few times they'd greet nicely most of the time but then tried to play again but rough housing on leashes isn't good so we separate them again. Both were pretty vocal (normal for Jubel) but looked playful in body language. Then about the third time we let them reach each other it wasn't so playful they both seemed to snap at each other. I'm hoping it was mostly just frustration of not getting to play together (sorta leash frustration) vs. not getting along potential, only time will tell. This is the same neighbor who has watched Jubel while we were on vacation so if they end up not getting along no more dog sitting. :(

Well we didn't think too much of it we had them keep their respective distances and headed home. Both dogs were calm and content to walk and not really focus on or worring over the other. Been home for about 2 hours now and about 20 minutes ago Jubel came over to me and I gave his chest a rub and felt something slimy. Looked at my hand and had a gelly red blob on my finger. Reach back to Jubel's chest and look and I find a little blood. Closer look and I see this:




The wound is close to the diameter of a pencil and doesn't seem to be bothering him at all as I checked it out. I've blotted it with a paperwork soaked with hydrogen peroxide for now to clean it. Should I do anything else other than keep and eye on it?

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Neosporin is always hit or miss with Jubel... he wants to eat it so badly. He isn't licking of fussing over it at all right now but I think if I put neosporin on it he'd be trying his damnedest to lick it. Not sure that's better.

I'm hoping they'll do better once we let them play together. It was already a slight concern as they knew she likes to play really rough, Jubel loves rough play too but he has his limits and she might be over them. The other dog really isn't into rough play and the rotti respects that and there hasn't been any issues with them. Since Jubel loves to wrestle it might not work out if she's just too intense for him and they simply escalate from play to fight. Time and lots of caution will tell.
 

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hmm... just remembered I intended to take him to daycare tomorrow. Probably shouldn't just to give the wound some time to close up and tell my brother to walk him just on his collar tomorrow. His harness goes right over that wound. *sigh*
 

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I put some neosporin on it before we went to bed last night, its position on his chest is out of reach for him to lick it but he sure as hell tried. This morning I used my brothers beard trimmer to try and shave the area a bit with moderate success. Not as cleared as I would have liked but the best I was going to get with the equipment available and Jubel's patience. Washed it again and applied more neosporin.

Best I can do is keep an eye on it, clean, apply neosporin, and head to the vet if it starts to look worse.

Thanks for the tips.
 

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It's got a nice healthy looking scab on it right now so I'm just leaving it alone and keeping an eye on it for any possible signs of infection. I think it's going to heal up just fine on its own now, he only pays it any attention when I mess with it and really just wondering what I'm doing.

The positive of this is that I've been walking him on just his collar instead of with his harness and he's walking very well. Even in situations that he'd normally pull, ie excited to see and go greet my neighbors, he's still pulling some but not nearly as strongly as with the harness. So I've just ordered him a nice martingale collar and the harness might be retired to car safety use only. We'll see how that works out in the long run I guess. His current buckle collar is just a tab to big and he can slip it if he REALLY wants to so a nice new martingale sized for him should be great.
 
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