cranky. (plaidisyourpal) wrote in boston_buddies,

Yesterday afternoon Nate and I noticed that Skeeter had some white, pussy looking discharge on his man-bit. Shortly after that we noticed that he has some red-rashy skin underneath his front paws. He's going to the vet in a couple of hours, but I'm wondering if anyone has any insight as to what that might be? He is eating and going to the bathroom with no problem, his food hasn't changed, yadda yadda. He is breathing fairly heavy, and plopping himself in front of the AC to cool himself off, and enjoyed a nice afternoon icecube.

I am wondering if perhaps it's a heat rash of sorts or something. He has spent a lot of time outside the last few days (three trips to the park) and has been lethargic (although that is his normal personality) and it's already 86 degrees out here already (which I believe is slightly high for NY state). Also, I gave him a bath the other day after our first trip to the park because he jumped into a sort-of filthy lake to cool off (which I can imagine being the cause of all this), which hopefully would have not only cooled im off, but got rid of whatever filthy-ness was in that lake.

I suppose the vet will figure it all out this evening for us, but I'm hoping for a little bit of an idea of what to expect.

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