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    I have some medipulve powder somewhere, but honestly I prefer the neocort cream as I know it works.

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    Thank you Greys. Just one more question for you - does neocort have long shelf life? Just wondering if I can keep it in first aid kit or something that needs to be used as directed then thrown away?
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    Neocort can be kept in the first aid kit, there is an expiry date stamped on the end of the tube - usually a couple of years from memory - I've had mine forever, oops better go check the expiry!

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    Well I managed to shave a little bit of hair away from Asher's sore spot. He didn't like it at all. My 13yr old daughter held him while I tried to do the deed. He pulled and flinched it was awful We were trying to encourage him with treats, then eventually he just decided to stop fighting and let me get the job done. I only shaved a little bit away, then showered him with cuddles to make sure he forgave me. He's cool

    The sore has gone quite hard and dry. I hope its meant to do that? I guess it does look better than the green, moist patch that it was.
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    You know not to leave him on cortisone tabs for much more than a week and reduce dosage after about 4 days, yes?? Poor bugger it does look like a very sore hot spot
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    Asher is going to see Dr Gavin on Friday. One day his hot spot looks like its gonna get better, next day Asher has is scratched raw and bleeding. My home treatment isn't working - tried chlorhexadine, silverzine and betadine. I pour the betadine on rather than dabbing because the cotton ball soaks it all up anyway but it ain't working.
    Its a 140km return trip I was trying to avoid but poor Asher doesn't look comfortable with that sore spot and I'd rather spend the petrol to go to Camden Haven Vet Clinic before I'll see the vets in town.
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    After two days use with the silverzine, I actually think Asher's hot spot is showing great improvement. It hasn't looked that good before I started using the silverzine. I will keep his appointment at the vet though, so he can check it and make sure there's no infection. It is looking quite clean and dry but still has a green-ness about it. Vet nurse said he'll most likely need an antibiotic so will see tomorrow.

    I use silverzine for skin conditions on my snakes. It's great stuff and I am sure its showing its brilliance on Asher, too. But while I am still harbouring some doubt about its healing, am still heading to the vet to get it checked.
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    Yeah, I think you are doing the right thing keeping the appointment. Great to hear that it looks like it's improving though.

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    Asher visited the vet today and was very well behaved. We saw a female vet. Both her and the nurse loved Asher. They were amazed at his beautiful, placid temperament. He was worried but allowed the vet to shave the area around his hot spot - of course with the nurse's help they certainly know how to hold them and talk to him to keep him calm. She washed the area - really scrubbed it - with chlorhexadine, gave him an anti-inflammatory injection, antibiotics tablets and a antibiotic ointment to use.

    One thing she explained to me is that hot spots are an infection not a wound. I told her I wasn't sure if the vet check was warranted because some does the hot spot appeared to be getting better, the next it would be raw again. But explaining that to me made it easier to understand the fact that no amount of home remedy would ever have made any difference to the hot spot without the antibiotics. I spent two weeks trying to treat it myself. It wasn't getting any smaller despite my thinking it was looking better. Now I know that it had no intentions of getting better without the antibiotics.

    Then we spent rest of day following my husband around while he went paragliding. Asher had a nice day but was tuckered out by the time we got home
    see the knot tied in Asher's lead? Today I tied him to a tree at the "paraglidng house" where the flyers usually all meet up. I went up the steps and inside and not long after, Asher came up the steps. He chewed his lead in half. How lucky I was that he came straight to me. All he wanted was to be near us. He was allowed to stay and spent our time there, sleeping. So long as he could see us, he was happy

    At a popular lookout spot at Bonny Hills


    Yesterday my children got Asher to play for the first time. He ran around the yard chasing and barking, and they even threw a toy which he chased and brought back to them. Now we need to keep it up so he learns the fun and then teach him tug-o-war.

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    Glad to hear you've got it sorted, poor Asher. That's the trouble with hot spots, sometimes you can nip them in the bud, but once they've got scratched it's too easy for infection to set in.

    Asher looks so happy, he seems to have settled in beautifully with you.

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