Thursday, February 14, 2008

Nose vs. Foxtail

The last few days I have been sneezing and rubbing my nose on anything I could find. I went to work with Mom so she could keep an eye on me while we waited for the blood tests from the vet to rule out some things. I felt like CRAP! We rushed back to the vet yesterday afternoon and this is what they pulled out of the inside of my precious nose. All of the vets,nurses and vet techs were amazed, they had never seen such a big branch of foxtails in any dog's nose. I had to go under anesthesia for the removal so I am still groggy today but the relief of getting that out of my nose is huge much like the foxtail itself. I am hoping that my nose doesn't scar where I scraped it from all of my scratching. Love,Neko


coco said...

neko, what a big foxtail up your nose! glad its out. winter in vermont is good but the snow is so deep i can hardly keep up with robert out in the fields cross country sking. i went to maidstone lake and ran around on the snow covered ice for hours. it tired me out!
see your moms next summer,
coco nadeau

Elliott's said...

We are so happy that you are feeling better!

Bogart said...

Aw man I had 2 of those last year (just in my paw, not in my nose). You're lucky it came out - my buddy had to have surgery to remove his and I had 2 surgeries on my paws. Those foxtails are NASTY


PS - Happy Valentine's Day!

Harry said...

Ouch! Poor Neko. Your poor nose looks so sore. I remember Bogart having his foxtail vs paw issues. Luckily we don't have them over here.

Toodle pip
Harry x

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh you poor thing Neko. Thank goodness they found it and you're on the mend. We've never heard of foxtails before.
Take care ok.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

dawn said...

Such a brave girl Neko. That must have been the worst! We have had lots of foxtails in ears, paws & once in privates (that was Kena) but never in the nose. That could get dangerous- good thing your moms pay such close attention to you. All 12 feet get inspected to death around here.... Geneva considering her 1st show- would rather run in the foxtails ;-)

Molly and Taffy said...


That foxtail looked so painful, we sure hope your nose heals and feel better soon.

Molly and Taffy

Stanley said...

Neko Girl!

Whoa! I can't believe that huge nasty thing came out of your nose! I'm so glad it did, though. And, I'd like you and your moms to exchange goober smooches from me. You need them for their healing power, and they need them for taking such good care of you.

Feel better soon, sister!

Goober love & more smooches,

Kirby said...

Oh poor Neko. I hope you are doing so much better now. That foxtail is HUGE, it really must have hurt. Feel better!

Your pal,