She has wounds again, and this time, it's due to pressure on her body as a result of lying down too much. Her fur was shaven, and the wound cleaned with water.
There was also already a layer of "air" between the skin and the flesh, and this skin would have to be cut.
Karuna was muzzled and the vet proceeded to cut the skin off. Can't use any sedative as she did not take the anaesthesia well the last time. Karuna was calm throughout and did not put up any struggle at all.
Bad skin all cut off. Povidone iodine paste to be applied on it. Antibiotics to cover any possible infection.
Karuna has an ear infection as well (she's had it since the last time she was at the clinic). Ear-drops for this.
The underside of her body is VERY oily. This is due to seborrhea where the skin secretes too much oil. Malaseb shampoo can be used, but we'll not do this yet. Velcote for healthier skin.
Karuna is very arthritic due to old age, so a glucosamine equivalent (called UC-II) was prescribed. This product is actually cartillage from chicken breast and is a new product.
What Karuna needs is not to lie down so much, and to walk a bit more. But how do you tell an old lady to do that? She is estimated to be 11-12 years old now.
Well, we'll just do what we can and hope those pressure wounds will heal.
Walk a bit more, Karuna?
Old age...we'll all get there one day!