had for some time. Their vet gave her ointment that healed it but every now and again Mandy would rub her back against the wall and cause it to bleed again. Last night and this morning we bathed it with Hibiscrub and made an appointment for our vet to see her, which he did this evening. Having given her a thorough examination and checked her heart etc. we weighed her (59½ lbs - 27.2k) and he clipped a little hair away from around the sore then cleaned the area with more Hibiscrub before diagnosing she had an inflamed fleshy flap type wart. I'd never seen one quite like this before and the vet said ointment if applied would reduce the inflamation and the wart would appear to go away but if they don't and come back and as inflamed as this one then the best course of action is to remove it. He gave us ointment to put on it twice a day in order to reduce the inflamation until we could get her booked in to have it removed. On the way home she whimpered and cried a bit and the wart looked very sore after being examined so we gave her some Metacam to help the pain and gently applied some ointment to it.
3rd November 2009
During the night Mandy wanted out four or five times again and seemed a bit unsettled. When she arrived on Sunday our Greyhounds smelt her rear end rather more than normal and likewise where she had urinated. She seems to be doing a lot of little wees so we are wondering if she has a bit of an infection there or if it is still nerves. She's booked in to the vets tomorrow for the wart to be removed from her back so we will mention it to the vet.
The weather was a lot better today and Mandy happily went around the garden during the day with the others and enjoyed her walk this afternoon. She pulled a little on the lead to begin with but that may have been excitement and because she'd not had a proper walk for two days because of the foul weather. She did loads and loads of tiny wees the whole of her walk and enjoyed her dinner when we arrived back.
Mandy spent some of this afternoon asleep on the carpet in my office with the others and this evening she is a lot more settled, enjoyed the cuddle I gave her on her bed after I put more ointment on her back and is beginning to join in more with the others.
4th November 2009
This morning we took Mandy to the vet where she had the wart on her back removed. The stitches in her back look quite odd, but if they relieve the pain and irritation the wart was causing having a shaved back and a few stitches is well worth it.
22nd November 2009
This morning the lady who is adopting Suki
called to collect her and at the same time picked up Mandy because they were going to the DCGR annual Christmas Fayre, an event we were unable to attend because of our bed and breakfast commitments. Once at the fayre another member was going to collect Mandy and take her to her new owner who lives in Southern Scotland. I had a bit of a soft spot for Mandy because of her return so it was a very sad morning to not only see Suki
leave us but also Mandy. Mandy will be going to live with a retired lady and we are assured it is the perfect home for Mandy so we wish them both a long happy life together.
We received a Christmas card from Mandy's new owner enclosing a couple of photographs or their garden and the area where Mandy is walked because we didn't do the home check because of the distance and she thought we may like to see where Mandy has gone to live, which was a very kind thought. Mandy has settled in so well to her new home and is a complete joy to her new owner. After Mandy went to her new home we telephoned to explain the note we enclosed with her about the wart on her back and the ointment that came with her, which Mandy's new owner said had made things so much easier. She said Mandy is an absolute 'star' and she feels really pleased to have her in the house.
24th January 2010
We received a phone call from Mandy's owner today with news