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Old 09-25-2010, 10:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As the thread title says, my boy has somehow managed to poke himself with a quill. There's a nasty red mark on his tail that was quite obviously caused by pricking himself. I noticed it during his bath, and it definitely wasn't there last night when I cleaned his little feet. He is obviously in pain, because he is thrashing around and clambering all over me when he is out. My boy is a snuggler, not an explorer, so this is not normal behaviour for him. Other than the going crazy, his behaviours are the same; he is eating and drinking and I believe he is using his wheel. It's super quiet, though, being a Carolina Storm Wheel, so I'm not entirely certain whether or not he is actually wheeling, but I'm pretty sure.

My question, then, is this: Is there anything I can do for him to ease the pain? I can't remember which is the unsafe antibiotic, Neosporin or Polysporin, so I'm not putting either of those on him until I know for sure. I don't know if either of those would make the injury less painful anyway, and that's my aim right now, as my poor baby is clearly uncomfortable.
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Both regular Polysporin and regular Neosporin are safe but if you want something to ease the pain, they won't work. The pain relief versions are toxic.
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I would imagine that the most painful part is over, Poor little guy.
From here on out, it's only healing - and mostly natural, at that.



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Old 09-25-2010, 11:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ouch! Even if those don't ease the pain, it promotes a faster recovery, which would reduce the amount of time in pain? Either way hope Loki feels better soon.
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Old 09-26-2010, 01:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Definitely don't want it to get infected...I'll check and see if our Polysporin is the regular stuff before I put him to bed, if not, he's going to have to just deal until I can find some. Poor little fella's so sore. He's definitely not a happy boy right now, although he's calmed down a bit since earlier this evening.

Thanks for the sympathy and suggestions, everyone, really appreciate it. <3
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Poor little guy. Maybe you can give him some treats to get his mind off of the pain?
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yes, we have regular Neosporin just in case.
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