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« on: February 04, 2010 06:43:17 PM »

My family has a dog that was badly burned 4 years ago, he recovered just fine and is really no worse for the wear, except the hair where he was burned never really grew back. (Our hot water tank had "broken" and we were moving boiling water from the kitchen to the bathroom, he decided to appear out of nowhere and my mom tripped on him. The three of us all got burned but the pooch definitely absorbed the majority of the spill. Turns out the first plumber that came to our house to look at the water tank turned it completely down instead of turning up the temperature.... Roll Eyes). There are some areas where there is definite improvement, such as small, thin tufts and patches of hair.

Anyway, I was hoping to find a creatve way to cover his bald patch, as he tends to lick it and get wierd questions about it and is moving in with me now. I am hoping to shy away from a shirt/coat fix because he is long haired and it is on his back close to his tail. The bald patch is about the size of a medium dinner plate. I was thinking of making a back wig (lol) that I could clip onto his fur, using the hair clips that look almost like combs...almost a clip/pick hybrid? The other idea I had was to make the patch just look like a patch from a patchwork quilt. Is that too dorky?

Any ideas, however small or seemingly odd would be greatly appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2010 11:03:39 AM »

don't you think it would be better to put something nasty tasting on the dogs bald spot to stop him from licking it or see a vet about treatment, and to explain to people about what happened to your dog than attach a "wig" to the dog's back?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2010 08:23:26 PM »

I've seenknitted  hats that look like mohawks or devil's horns. Maybe you could make a coat  with a similar theme or you could make a saddle looking thing or maybe the coat could look more like a costume such as a dinasaur's pointy back. I'm not sure any of these ideas are going to keep the pooch from chewing the area though.

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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2010 06:00:43 AM »

Ive been thinking on this and Im thinking that a shirt would probably be the easiest way to cover up the bald spot.  As Im thinking if the dog keeps licking the bald spot he might try to rip off anything you clip to the bald spot as well.  I know you said he was really furry but you could make a t-shirt out of really thin cotton. 

Want to learn to crochet or knit?  I have a ton of extra crochet hooks & circular knitting needles.  Will throw in some pattern books and yarn for anyone interested in a swap.
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2010 08:51:19 PM »

We took him to the vet pretty much immediately after it happened and since then (it happened a few years ago) and since it is scar tissue, he can't really grow hair anymore except in certain spots where the scarring is not so bad. We did try different creams/lotions as well as anything to discourage the licking but to no real avail...maybe the bright side is that he doesn't lick his butt like other dogs  ;DFor now, we are just letting it go, Scooby wasn't too happy about wearing shirts...
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